Scott Rothbart receives the Pincus Award from FASEB

Dr. Scott Rothbart, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Brian Strahl is the recipient of the 2013 Pincus Travel Award from FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology).

Scott Rothbart receives the Pincus Award from FASEB click to enlarge Scott Rothbart, PhD

The Pincus Award was bequeathed to FASEB by Elizabeth Pincus in honor of her late husband, Dr. Gregory G. Pincus, a distinguished physiologist. The Pincus Award is given each year by FASEB to a graduate or postdoctoral trainee to help defray expenses of attending a scientific meeting. This year Dr. Judith Bond, President of FASEB selected Dr. Rothbart to be the recipient of the travel award in the amount of $1000 for his attendance at the AACR Special Conference in Chromatin and Epigenetics in Cancer to be held in June 2013.

Dr. Rothbart is currently a postdoctoral fellow training in the lab of Dr. Brian Strahl, associate professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Dr. Rothbart's research focuses on the regulation of chromatin-templated biological processes by the 'histone code'. Particularly, he is interested in the biochemistry and biology of a chromatin-interacting protein, UHRF1, as a bridging molecule at the interface of histone post-translational modifications and DNA methylation.