He was among the first scientists who revealed a role for zinc in the brain. In the 1980’s his seminal studies identified a pool of mobile zinc ions in present in subpopulations of excitatory synaptic terminals. He then led a series of important investigations determining the role synaptic zinc plays in neuronal function and dysfunction.
His leadership in the field of Zinc Biology was crystalized by organizing the early Zinc Signals meetings, which laid the foundation for the development of the ISZB. With this prize, Dr. Frederickson’s accomplishments and contributions to the field are hereby acknowledged by the ISZB.Search Frederickson on Google Scholar
The ISZB is proud to award The Christopher J. Frederickson Prize for excellence in research in the field of Zinc Biology
The 2022 Frederickson prize was awarded to Dr. Kathryn Taylor for her pioneering studies of Slc39a/ZIP transporters in cell biology and cancer, together with her long-termed contributions on the administration of ISZB