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Scott Lujan, PhD
Scott Lujan has been awarded the first annual Diane Harris Leadership Award for his exemplary research, education and or public service as a graduating doctoral student. The department elected to create the new award in honor of Diane Harris, who retired last year after 20+ years as student services manager, a position she held with great dedication and loyalty. Scott trained in the lab of Matthew Redinbo and focused his research on bacterial conjugation and targeted drug design. He graduated this year with a PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics and is currently employed at the NIEHS in RTP, NC.