Center for Biophysics and Quantitative Biology

Scott K Silverman


Our laboratory's focus is the development, characterization, and application of DNA as a catalyst (enzyme).

Research Interests


B.S., 1991, University of California at Los Angeles (Chemistry)
Ph.D., 1997, California Institute of Technology (Chemistry)
Postdoc, 1997-2000, University of Colorado at Boulder


Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), 2012
Alumni Research Scholar, UIUC Department of Chemistry, 2011-present
UIUC Campus Award for Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research, 2011
Faculty of 1000 "Faculty Member of the Year" Award, 2011
University of Illinois LAS Professorial Scholar Award, 2010-2011
Eli Lilly Award, Division of Biological Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2009
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2007
Roger Adams Award for Excellence in Teaching, UIUC School of Chemical Sciences, 2004 and 2001
Fellow, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 2003-2008
March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, 2003-2005
Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award, 2001-2004