Boston College Chemist Wins Two Awards

Eranthie Weerapana, assistant professor of chemistry at Boston College, has received two awards that come with accompanying grants.

Dr. Weerapana received the Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research from the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation. This award comes with a three-year, $300,000 grant for Dr. Weerapana’s research.

She also received the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. This award includes a three-year, $450,000 grant for her research on cancer.

Dr. Weerapana is a 2000 graduate of Yale University. She earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at MIT in 2006.

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