Caryn E. Outten and Susan Richardson are among the 443 scientists selected as 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellows are honored for their outstanding contributions to science and research.
Outten is the Guy F. Lipscomb Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a 2011 University of South Carolina Breakthrough Rising Star. Through her research on iron regulation mechanisms, she seeks to provide novel insights into the basic biology of iron metabolism that will aid the prevention and treatment of human iron disorders. The long-term goal of Outten’s research on mitochondrial glutathione metabolism is to characterize the subcellular impact of environmental and genetic factors on thiol redox homeostasis to more fully understand their effects on human health and disease.
Richardson is the Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry and an American Chemical Society fellow. Her research focuses on identifying new disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water, determining formation mechanisms, and integrating toxicological characterization with chemical characterization approaches. The overall goal of this research is to solve human health issues surrounding drinking water DBPs. Richardson is also expanding her work to study and protect ecological health.