Leconte group awarded NSF CAREER Award
Aaron Leconte
Aaron Leconte has been awarded an Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CAREER awards are designed to enable junior faculty awardees to pursue ambitious projects in both research and teaching. This five-year, $400,000 award is amongst the most prestigious awards offered to junior faculty by the NSF.

The grant, “Development of DNA polymerases capable of high fidelity modified DNA synthesis”, supports Prof. Leconte’s research to engineer proteins capable of synthesizing biotechnologically useful forms of modified DNA with unprecedented accuracy. Development of these tools would potentially have high impact applications in nucleic-acid based therapeutics and diagnostics. In the education component of the grant, Prof. Leconte will be continuing to develop classroom resources that expose both early-career and late-career students to research.  


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