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05-14-2000

Professor Linda Luck Receives Clarkson University's John W. Graham Faculty Research Award

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POTSDAM, N.Y. -- Linda A. Luck of Plattsburgh, professor of chemistry at Clarkson University, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the school’s 107th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 14.Linda A. Luck

Created in 1974 by the family of the late John W. Graham, Jr., president of Clarkson from 1966-74, this $1,500 account is presented annually to "a faculty member showing promise in engineering, management, liberal studies, or scientific research."

Luck's research interests cover a diverse range of biochemistry that incorporates the theme of structure/function relationships in receptor proteins.  She has published more than 40 articles and abstracts in this area.

Luck first came to Clarkson in 1994 as a visiting professor.  In 1996, she became an assistant professor in the departments of Biology and Chemistry. This February, Luck was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor.

Before coming to Clarkson, Luck was a senior staff scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Luck is a member of the American Chemical Society and served as its Northern New York Section Vice-Chair from 1996-97.  She is also a member of The Protein Society, the Association of Women in Science and the Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont.

Luck earned her Ph.D. from the University of Vermont, and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She earned her master's degree from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and her bachelor's degree from the State University of New York College at Potsdam.
[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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