Les Dutton, Ph.D., formally known as P. Leslie Dutton, is the Eldridge Reeves Johnson Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, the director of the Johnson Foundation for Molecular Biophysics, and former chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Perelman School of Medicine. After earning his doctorate in biochemistry at the University of Wales in 1967, he came to Penn the following year – and has been here ever since. The John Scott Award is by no means the only honor he has accrued in his carrier. Named a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1990, he is also a Fellow of the University College, Wales. Germany’s Max Planck Institute presented him with the Frontiers in Biological Chemistry Award, and he has received the IBM Partnership Award. From Oxford University: the Senior Visiting Fellowship. From Cambridge University: the First Sir William Dunn Scholar.