Two Women Receive the Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society

Two women were among the 10 recipients of the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award from the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes and encourages excellence in organic chemistry.

Alison Butler, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of the recipients of the award. Her research focuses on metallo-enzymes. Dr. Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.

Cathleen Crudden, a professor in the department of chemistry at Queen’s University in Lingston, Ontario, is the other woman to receive this recognition from the American Chemical Society. Her research focuses asymmetric synthesis and catalysis and materials chemistry. Dr. Crudden holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa.


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