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Alexander Deiters won the American Chemical Society Pittsburgh Award

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Alexander Deiters, professor of chemistry in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, is the 2023 recipient of the Pittsburgh Award from the local branch of the American Chemical Society. Created in 1932, the honor recognizes outstanding local leadership and distinguished service to the field of chemistry.

Deiters joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2013 as a professor of chemistry. His lab research ranges from the discovery of small molecule modifiers of biological pathways, medicinal chemistry, peptides and aptamers to cell, protein and nucleic acid engineering. He has presented more than 180 research seminars and has published six book chapters, 14 review articles and over 190 peer-review papers.

Along with his academic accolades, the professor has organized outreach activities and demonstrations. Deiters also co-founded Pitt’s iGEM team; the iGEM Foundation is a nonprofit that works to advance education on synthetic biology.

Deiters will accept the award at an American Chemical Society Section dinner in November.