Megan C. King, Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology, has been named one of fifteen Searle Scholars for 2011. The Searle Scholars Program was founded in 1980 and is funded through the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust. The program makes grants to selected institutions to support the independent research of young scientists in the chemical and biological sciences who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. King will receive a grant of $300,000 over three years.