The highest honor bestowed by the U.Va. Patent Foundation, the Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year award each year recognizes an inventor or team of inventors whose research discoveries have proven to be of notable value to society. Profs. Macdonald and Lynch were honored for their achievements in modulating the activity of two of the body’s naturally occurring signaling molecules, sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) and lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). The inventors have developed a number of small molecules that mimic or block S1P and LPA at their receptors and thereby offer tremendous potential therapeutic benefits.
- Related Awards and Honors
- Bushweller Research Lab’s paper, A small-molecule inhibitor of the aberrant transcription factor CBFβ-SMMHC delays leukemia in mice, featured in Science
- Undergraduate Chemistry Major Declan McCarthy wins Double-Hoo Award
- Rob Garrod’s research featured in Science
- Michael Webster-Gardiner named Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s Dissertation Year Jefferson Fellow