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Fetrow appointed to NIH review panel

October 15, 2007

Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Reynolds Professor of Computational Biophysics and director of the graduate track in structural and computational biophysics at Wake Forest University, has been appointed by the National Institutes of Health to serve on a panel that reviews the scientific merit of grant applications.  Fetrow immediately begins a four-year term, through July 30, 2011, as a member of the Macromolecular Structure and Function D Study Section .

"Members are selected on the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors,” Toni Scarpa, director of the Center for Scientific Review, stated in a letter announcing the appointment.

Fetrow joined the departments of physics and computer science at Wake Forest in 2003.  She leads a research team focused on analyzing and modeling the and biological mechanism of proteins, an understanding of which has the potential to aid the drug-discovery process.  Fetrow holds a bachelor of science degree from Albright College and a doctorate from Penn State University.

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