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PECORARO Vincent, University of Michigan, USA

Sequence Discontinuities in Three Stranded Coiled Coils: The Impact of Stammers and Stutters on Metal Binding and Activity of de Novo Designed Systems


Vincent L. Pecoraro is the John T. Groves Collegiate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his BS in Biochemistry from UCLA in 1977 followed by a PhD in Chemistry from the University of California Berkeley in 1981, working with Ken Raymond on Bacterial and Human Iron Metabolism. He was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor W.W. Cleland in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1981-1984 after which he began his independent scientific career at the University of Michigan. Prof Pecoraro has been a contributor to the fields of Bioinorganic Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry, with research projects exploring such diverse topics as the Mn center in Photosystem II, Vanadium Mimics of V Haloperoxidases, the discoverer of Metallacrowns and de Novo Metalloprotein Design. Prof. Pecoraro has served in a variety of roles to support the bioinorganic community including as an Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry for 20 years, Chair of the Metals in Biology Gordon Conference and as President of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry. He has published nearly 350 research articles, given close to 500 research lectures including the most plenary lectures at Bioinorganic Meetings of any scientist this century. He has received numerous awards including the ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry, The Blaise Pascal International Research Chair, Vanadis Award, ACS/SCF Prix FrancoAmerican Lectureship, Le Studium Professorship and holds a Doctor Honoris Causa from Aix-Marseille University.