BME doctoral student wins DeGutis Prize

Megan Cohan, a doctoral student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2020 Ceil M. DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology or Medicinal Chemistry.

The DeGutis Prize is given by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the School of Medicine to a graduate student in their fifth or sixth year who has made a significant contribution to the field of chemical biology or medicinal chemistry. Cohan was honored for her research on how intrinsically-disordered regions (IDRs) impact the molecular functions of bacterial proteins.

Cohan is a member of the lab of Rohit Pappu, the Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering. His research focuses on intrinsically-disordered proteins (IDPs) and their roles in transcriptional regulation, receptor-mediated cell signaling and cellular stress response.