Patti wins American Chemical Society Midwest Award

Gary Patti

Gary Patti has won the 2023 American Chemical Society (ACS) Midwest Award. Established in 1944, this annual award recognizes outstanding achievements in chemistry in the Midwest region. 

Patti is the Michael and Tana Powell Professor of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences and a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, both at Washington University in St. Louis. Patti is also a research member of Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of the Medicine.

“I think what makes the ACS Award particularly special to me is knowing that WashU faculty members Gerty and Carl Cori were also recognized with this honor,” Patti said. In 1947, the Coris won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their pioneering insights into sugar metabolism.

Patti’s research in the rapidly evolving field of metabolomics has significantly advanced our understanding of how cancer cells metabolize glucose, as well as how tumors alter metabolism throughout the body.

Read more on the Arts & Sciences website.