Kendra Frederick Named as a 2017 Searle Scholar

LSRF alumna Kendra Frederick (LSRF class of 2008) is one of fifteen 2017 Searle Scholars.

Dr. Frederick is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Cencer in the Department of Biophysics. Her laboratory uses NMR spectroscopy, protein chemistry and yeast genetics to determine the structures, dynamics and energetics of protein folding in complex physiological environments such as those involved in the initiation and progression of human disease.

The Searle Scholars Program supports high risk, high reward research across a broad range of scientific disciplines. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant. For more information about the Searle Scholars Program visit