Al Yergey MS Scientist Award

YergeyThe Al Yergey Mass Spectrometry Scientist Award is sponsored by ASMS to recognize dedication and significant contributions to mass spectrometry-based science by “unsung heroes.” This award is named in memory of Al Yergey a well-respected scientist who served 45 years at National Institutes of Health where he was known as a dedicated mentor. 2018 marked the 50th year of Al's ASMS membership. 

Nominations will be held for three years. Up to three awards ($1000 each and a plaque) will be presented at the ASMS Annual Conference.

Eligibility. Nominations are open to scientists (NON-tenure track) in academic, government, non-profit, and industrial labs. Nominees must be members of ASMS.

Nominations are due November 30. 
How to Apply. First, complete and submit the online nomination Form. Second, insure that required letters are sent by email. Nomination is not complete until letters are received by info [at] asms [dot] org. Letters must be received by November 30.
Items needed to complete the online nomination form:

  1. The nominee’s current position, affiliation, and contact information;
  2. A brief statement describing the dedication and contributions of the nominee to mass spectrometry;
  3. The nominee’s CV or biographical sketch;
  4. Names and emails of two professional colleagues of the nominee who will provide a one-page letter of support.

Award recipients will be selected by a committee of members appointed by the ASMS President.

Jeffrey Shabanowitz, 2019 Recipient

Dr. Jeffrey Shabanowitz is the inaugural recipient of the Al Yergey MS Scientist Award. For more than forty years Dr. Shabanowitz has worked with Professor Donald Hunt at the University of Virginia, where he co-authored more than 330 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is co-inventor on ten issued patents. He played a major role in development of peptide sequence analysis by tandem mass spectrometry. The methods and instrumentation he helped to develop underpin the field of proteomics, and have led to major breakthroughs, especially in immunology and epigenetics research. He has also been a valued mentor to dozens of graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scientists. Dr. Shabanowitz is Principal Scientist in the Hunt Laboratory at the University of Virginia.

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