Scott Showalter, an assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected by Agilent Technologies as the recipient of the inaugural Eastern Analytical Society New Faculty Award in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by new faculty to the development of the field of NMR spectroscopy. Showalter is a biophysical chemist who uses experimental and computational techniques to study biological macromolecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids, with a focus on the relationship between structure, dynamics and function. One focus of his research is the development of novel methods for analyzing dynamics information for highly flexible and instrinsically disordered biomolecular systems. In particular, he develops nuclear magnetic resonance to investigate the implications of protein dynamics and disorder in the processes of protein-mediated signaling.