Dr. Kimberly Ward Anderson, Gill Eminent Professor of Chemical Engineering, received a University Research Professorship for 2010-2011 from the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. Anderson was among five University of Kentucky faculty members awarded a research professorship, which carries a $40,000 award to support research.
Anderson plans to use her award to expand her research on the interactions of cells and proteins with interfaces. Specifically, she will investigate the physical properties of cancer cells and the role of these properties in metastasis. The award will provide funding for Anderson to bring in a Ph.D. student to work in this area.