ACS Meeting 2019: Founders’ Award.

Trevor M Penning, 2019 Founders’ Award

Trevor Penning is currently Thelma Brown and Henry Charles Molinoff Professor of Pharmacology Molinoff Professor in the Department of Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  He is also Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET). He belongs to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars and is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.

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Trevor Penning

Trevor has performed outstanding research in the areas of chemical toxicology and environmental science with over 500 publication.  His research interest is in the role of aldo-keto reductases (AKRs) in intracrine hormone biosynthesis as it relates to prostate and breast cancer; and the development of inhibitors for said enzymes as chemical probes and therapeutics.  He curates which provides scientists information about the AKR superfamily of proteins.  To learn more about Trevor’s research, visit his lab website

Trevor has provided outstanding and sustained service to the Division of Chemical Toxicology. He was Program Committee Chair (2 years); Chair of Division (2 years); Chair of the Awards Committee (2 years); and he has been a member of the Executive Committee (8 years); a Symposium Organizer and regular Symposium Speaker. He was also a chartered member of the Cancer Etiology Study Section at NIH for 5 years and provided grant review service to the Division of Toxicology members in this role. He is now Senior Editor for Cancer Research for Population and Prevention Science. He has been a member of two working groups at IARC, which re-assessed the carcinogenicity of PAH, and diesel exhaust.

Trevor Penning will be honored at the American Chemical Society Meeting in San Diego on August 25 with a Symposium in his honor.  Speaking at the symposium will be :

Larry J. Marnett, Vanderbilt University.

Ian A. Blair, University of Pennsylvania

Vasilis Vasilou, Yale University

John D. Hayes, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee

Trevor M. Penning, University of Pennsylvania