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LBNL Scientist Wins Major Award
Published: January 30, 2002
Posted: February 11, 2002

Dr. Mina Bissell, Director of Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division, is one of five recipients of an "Innovator Award," a new grant established by the Breast Cancer Research Program of the Department of Defense (DOD) to "accelerate the eradication of breast cancer." The $3 million awarded to Dr. Bissell was based on her "record and potential for accomplishment" and will support her continued research over the next four years into the relationship between malignancy and the microenvironment of epithelial cells. The Innovator Award is the latest addition to an impressive and growing collection of recognitions for Dr. Bissell and her work. In 1994, she was elected a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science and in 1996 she received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, the highest scientific honor of the U.S. Department of Energy. She's also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and has served as President of the American Society for Cell Biology. Most recently Dr. Bissell received an honorary doctorate from the Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris.

Contact: Marvin Frazier, SC-72, 3-5468
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  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-72 Life Sciences Division, OBER)


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