Kaoud Awarded Hutchison Fellowship
Tamer Kaoud, a graduate student in medicinal chemistry, has been named recipient of the A.D. Hutchison Student Endowment Fellowship from The University of Texas at Austin. The award is valued at more than $27,000.
Selection for the award was based on the candidate's accomplishments since entering graduate school.
A native of Egypt, Kaoud is working towards his Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Dalby, associate professor of medicinal chemistry. Kaoud, who has a Masters in pharmaceutical science, gained experience in clinical and pharmacological sciences prior to arriving at the college. During graduate school he has focused on drug discovery and currently is interested in mechanisms of regulation of protein kinases by post-translational phosphorylation and ubiquitination. By investigating these processes he hopes to identify novel approaches to treat diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
Kaoud is a recipient of the Jaime N. Delgado Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry, the Jaime N. Delgado Endowed Graduate Award in Pharmacy, a 4-year Egyptian Government Scholarship and the Office of Graduate Studies Professional Development Award. He has presented 18 posters at professional conferences and meetings and is an author on 11 published articles in peer-reviewed journals.
He has served the Pharmacy Graduate Students Association since 2008 as president, secretary, or Graduate Student Assembly representative. Currently, he is a member of the Provost Graduate Advisory Council and the University Research Policy Committee.