Prestigious election

04 May 2017

Professor Dame Carol Robinson, DBE, FRS, FMedSci, from the School of Biological Sciences, has been elected into the US National Academy of Sciences.

The election, announced on Wednesday, sees Carol join a distinguished group of people recognised for their continuing achievements in original research by the National Academy.

Carol has had a distinguished career and is the first female Professor of Chemistry at Oxford University, having previously held that honour at the University of Cambridge. She divides her time between the UK and New Zealand. Carol is renowned for ground-breaking research in macromolecular mass spectrometry and pioneering gas phase structural biology, where she has achieved what was previously thought to be impossible – probing the structure and reactivity of single proteins and protein complexes, including membrane proteins.

Carol has been a member of the Faculty of Science for several years and currently holds a part-time appointment in the School of Biological Sciences, where she collaborates with several researchers including Jodie Johnston, Debbie Hay and Juliet Gerrard.

"We are delighted to see international acknowledgment of Carol's achievements in advancing biological chemistry," says Head of School Professor Eileen McLaughlin. "Her continued contribution and mentorship is much appreciated by all in SBS."