UNC Asheville Chemist Amanda Wolfe Named a Cottrell Scholar, with $100,000 Award

UNC Asheville’s Amanda Wolfe has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar, an honor that comes with a $100,000 prize from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). The funding will be used to support Wolfe’s chemistry research and teaching over three years.

Wolfe, an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, leads a lab at UNC Asheville working to develop new antibiotics, with her undergraduate students playing a significant role in the research.

“The Cottrell Scholar (CS) program champions the very best early career teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy by providing these significant discretionary awards,” said RCSA Senior Program Director Silvia Ronco. Only 14 chemistry scholars nationally earned the honor in 2017, including two from MIT and one each from Princeton and Duke Universities.

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