A prominent Northwestern research hub is undergoing a leadership change. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, Neil Kelleher will become interim director of the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP), as longtime director Thomas O’Halloran steps down.

Both scientists are global authorities in their fields: Kelleher is a renowned expert in the experimental study of proteins using a method to identify whole proteins known as top-down proteomics, while O’Halloran has produced important work in inorganic chemistry, including a high-profile exploration of zinc fluxes and sparks that accompany fertilization of mammalian eggs.

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Original story published by Chemistry of Life Processes Institute on December 15, 2020.