Emily Derbyshire Selected as Crano Memorial Lecturer

Professor Emily Derbyshire outdoors

Congratulations to Emily Derbyshire, who has been selected as the 2024 Crano Memorial Lecturer. The award is given in recognition of Emily’s pioneering work using chemical biology approaches to uncover novel aspects of malaria parasite biology and identify druggable targets. The Crano Memorial Lecture Series is overseen by the Akron Section of the American Chemical Society and is named in honor of John C. Crano, a former chair of the Akron Section.  Crano, a long-time employee of PPG, was instrumental in the development of a commercially viable photochromic lens.