NYU Chemistry alumnus John L. Kulp is the recipient of a 2016 Emerging Leaders Award in Bucks and Montgomery County in Pennsylvania. This award recognizes those who "bring something new and innovative to their organization and community." Recipients were honored at a ceremony at the Life Science Center of Delaware Valley University in October.
John Kulp earned his doctorate in the New York University Department of Chemistry in 2006 in the laboratory of Professor John Evans. Kulp is currently an Associate Professor and Director for Academic Affairs at the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. He won the emerging leaders award for his research on hepatitis B and for establishment of the first graduate degree in life sciences in the county (a masters degree in biomedical sciences). Having developed the opportunity for graduate research in the area, John hopes to establish a mentor program for high school teachers of STEM in the next year. Congratulations to John for his good work fostering the teaching and learning of science, and on his search for a cure for hepatitis B.
For coverage of John's honor in the local press, see the Bucks County Courier Times.