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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Graduate student receives campus award

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Arnab Mukherjee received second place for the Catherine Connor Outstanding Dissertation in Biotechnology Award for his work on “Understanding and Improving Flavin-Based Fluorescent Proteins for Biological Imaging.”

Arnab Mukherjee
Arnab Mukherjee

The Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center at the University of Illinois established the award in honor of Catherine Connor’s service to campus as the center’s career services director, retiring in 2000 after 12 years of service.

Mukherjee is a member of Assistant Professor Charles Schroeder’s research group. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He joined the Schroeder lab in 2008 after completing his master’s dissertation at the J. Craig Venter Institute at Rockville, Maryland.