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AES Mid-Career Award

Christopher J. Easley, Auburn University

Christopher J. Easley is currently the C. Harry Knowles Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University.  He received his B.S. degree in chemistry at Mississippi State University in 2002 and his Ph.D. in bioanalytical chemistry from the University of Virginia in 2006, under training from Prof. James P. Landers.  His postdoctoral training was provided by Prof. David W. Piston at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, from 2006-2008.  He began his independent career at Auburn in 2008 and was recently promoted to full professor in 2018.  He teaches chemistry from the fundamental undergraduate level up to the special topics graduate level in bioanalytical techniques.  Prof. Easley is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2016-present) and is an associate editor at Analytical Methods (2017-present).  He is also a co-founder of Proximity Biosciences, Inc. and holds several U.S. patents based on biosensing and microfluidics.  In work funded mostly by the National Institutes of Health, his bioanalytical research laboratory develops droplet-based microfluidic methods to study dynamic function of small numbers of cells in intact, primary tissue from mouse models of disease.  To accommodate bioanalysis at the microscale, the team also develops DNA-driven assays for highly sensitive protein quantification in nanoliter volumes using both fluorescence and electrochemistry, work primarily funded by the National Science Foundation.  The Easley laboratory has focused their customized analytical tools on improving the understanding of dynamic function of adipose and pancreatic endocrine tissues, which are of paramount importance in diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.

Nominations are due each year on November 15. For details on requirements and nomination process, visit http://www.aesociety.org/awards/midcareer_achievement_nomination.php

Previous Awardees

2018 Michael Roper 

2017 R. Scot Martin - Scott Martin Interview with LC/GC.

2016 Amy E Herr - Interview with Amy Herr by LC/GC Magazine

2015 Adam T. Woolley - Interview with Adam Woolley by LC/GC Magazine

2014 Kevin Dorfman - Interview with Kevin Dorfman by Spectroscopy Magazine

2013 Todd Squires


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