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Caroline Proulx, Ph.D. (PI)

Awards and Distinctions


  • Goodnight Early Career Innovator Award - 2023

  • NIH R35 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) for Early Stage Investigators - 2022

  • NSF CAREER Award - 2021

  • American Peptide Society Early Career Lectureship - 2021

  • LeRoy and Elva Martin Award for Teaching Excellence - 2020

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - June 2013-2015

  • Post-Graduate Doctoral Scholarship (PGS D2), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Sept 2010-2012

  • Boehringer-Ingelheim Scholarship - Sept 2009                                                                              

  • Scholarship for direct transfer to the Ph.D. - Sept 2008                                                                  

  • Post-Graduate Scholar Master’s Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Sept 2007-2008

  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA, Prof. Robert N. Ben) - Summer 2006 

  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA, Prof. Ann English) - Summer 2005                  

  • University of Ottawa Admission scholarship - 2003-2006                                                              



  •  Dean’s honor list, Ph.D graduation, Université de Montréal May 2013  

  •  Best poster award, Québec-Ontario Minisymposium on Bio-Organic and Synthetic Chemistry - Nov 2008                            

  •  Merck Index Women in Chemistry Scholarship Award of Special Recognition - Aug 2008                           

  • Dean’s List, University of Ottawa - 2003-2006                          

Caroline Proulx was born in Ottawa, Canada and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She obtained her Hon. B.Sc. from the University of Ottawa in Biopharmaceutical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry) in 2007, working under the supervision of Prof. Robert N. Ben. In 2012, she obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Université de Montréal under the guidance of Prof. William D. Lubell, where she worked on the development of methodologies for the combinatorial synthesis of azapeptides. From 2012-2016 she was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with Dr. Ronald N. Zuckermann on peptoid synthesis and self-assembly. She joined the faculty at North Carolina State University in July 2016 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2023.

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