Amanda B. Hummon, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was selected for the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) 2011 Starter Grant. The Starter Grant is a Young Investigator Award given for “high quality innovative research and promoting the training and development of graduate students in the field of analytical chemistry.” Dr. Hummon joined the Notre Dame faculty in July of 2009. Her research group develops analytical methods to evaluate both the transcriptome and the proteome in cancer cells, while exploring the deregulation in cancer-associated signal transduction pathways.
The SACP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of analytical chemistry through science education. SACP is an organizer of Pittcon, the world's largest annual conference and exposition for laboratory science. SACP is dedicated to the education of the membership, of the community and of the future scientists in our schools. By educating the children and the community, a new generation is being prepared to meet the future. Continuing Education helps to keep the members current with new technologies, instrumentation and methods. The society provides awards, scholarships and grants both locally and nationally.