Catherine Denning-Jannace Receives 2024 Samuel DuBois Cook Award

Congratulations to Tri-I MMPTP alum Dr. Catherine Denning-Jannace, a 2024 Samuel DuBois Cook Society Awardee!

Dr. Denning-Jannace, a Chemistry postdoctoral fellow, earned her PhD from the University of Kentucky. She is studying the role of metal homeostasis in fungal pathogenesis and using this knowledge to develop more effective antifungal drug treatments.

Named Duke’s Outstanding Postdoc in 2022, Dr. Denning-Jannace is a member of the Department of Chemistry’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She and her partner are parents of 4-year-old twin boys and a 5-month-old baby girl.

The Samuel DuBois Cook Society was established in the spring of 1997 to honor Dr. Cook, a retired Duke University professor who was the first African-American professor to hold a regular faculty appointment at a predominantly white college or university in the South. The society recognizes the years of service that Dr. Cook has offered to Duke University, to the cause of African-American advancement, and to the betterment of relations between people of all backgrounds.

Click here to learn more about this year's awardees.

Denning-Jannace and colleagues at Cook Award Ceremony