Read about Neil Kelleher, Ph.D., in the March 2006 issue.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Persistent enthusiasm and good timing has helped Neil Kelleher get far, including the White House where he received a top science award.
He’s developing better ways to measure the tiny mass variations between different forms of proteins. Doing this can tell us how much a protein weighs, which can help identify what gene made it. In the case of proteins that don’t work properly, it also can point to what went wrong and possibly even new targets for drug development.