Yale Chemistry is delighted to announce Sarah Slavoff, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, is a recipient of the 2020 – 2021 Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication or Research. Bestowed upon by the Yale Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the prize recognizes outstanding research conducted by untenured ladder faculty members in the social or natural sciences.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Professor Slavoff studies the “dark matter of the human genome”: the undiscovered small open reading frames that encode microproteins. Through this work, she provides answers to long-standing questions about RNA and its role in gene expression. Slavoff’s research has helped to identify new microproteins that are involved in a host of biological mechanisms and diseases, giving us new understanding of how the human genome functions.
Congratulations to Professor Slavoff on her achievements in teaching and advancing our understanding of the nature and functions of microproteins.