UCSB's Patrick Daugherty wins a 2006 Camille Dreyfus

Santa Barbara, Calif. Patrick Daugherty, assistant professor of chemical engineering at UC Santa Barbara, has won a prestigious Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, designed to help support the teaching and research careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. The award includes a $75,000 unrestricted research stipend.

The award this year went to 15 individuals, only three of whom were chemical engineers.

Daugherty's research interests focus on developing and applying methods to diagnosis and treat disease by applying emerging biotechnologies to molecular and cellular engineering. Daugherty's group has developed methods to create from scratch 'tailor-made' biomolecules that could allow earlier and more accurate diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. His work is highly interdisciplinary and he is actively collaborating with many academic and industrial laboratories and physicians.

Daugherty came to UCSB in 1999 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. He received his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin and his BS in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Daugherty has been honored recently with a National Science Foundation Career Award in 2005 and the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Research Award in 2003.


The Foundation seeks Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars who demonstrate leadership in research and education. Nominations must provide compelling evidence of the advance of important knowledge in the chemical sciences by the nominee.

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., in New York City, was established in 1946 by chemist, inventor and businessman Henry Dreyfus. Since its first years of activity, the Foundation has sought to take the lead in identifying and addressing needs and opportunities in the chemical sciences.

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