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Chemist Jennifer Prescher receives prestigious $75,000 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Jennifer Prescher, assistant professor of chemistry at UCI, is one of 13 researchers to win a 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, which supports young faculty who've demonstrated outstanding commitment to research and education in the chemical sciences.

by Tatiana Arizaga, UC Irvine | May 21, 2015

Jennifer Prescher, assistant professor of chemistry at UCI, is one of 13 researchers to win a 2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, which supports young faculty who’ve demonstrated outstanding commitment to research and education in the chemical sciences. “Jenn Prescher exemplifies excellence in both teaching and research. Her research in the area of chemical biology is already viewed as impactful and broadly appreciated by the field, and she’s just getting started. We are delighted that she’s now being recognized by this prestigious award from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation,” said Reg Penner, professor and chair of UCI’s Department of Chemistry. Prescher received $75,000 for her project “Expanding the Imaging Toolbox.” Her lab is developing chemical tools and imaging strategies to shed light on immune function.