Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) cancer cell biologist Karin Rodland has been awarded the 2020 Award for Distinguished Achievement in Proteomic Sciences from the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO). This award recognizes a scientist for distinguished scientific achievements in the field of proteomic science.
Proteomics involves measuring all the proteins in a cell to learn the details of how it functions. Patterns in protein production can be used as indicators of health or disease.
For the past 20 years, Rodland has been combining proteomics with genetic analysis to identify molecular signatures that could improve cancer treatment and detection.
HUPO is an international organization that supports proteomics research and collaboration on large-scale projects studying fundamental biological processes and human disease.
Rodland shares this award with Fuchu He, a professor at the Beijing Institute of Lifeomics in China.
She holds a joint appointment in the Oregon Health and Science University's School of Medicine.