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Lucy Shapiro to receive Gairdner International Award
Published: April 27, 2009
Posted: May 18, 2009

Lucy Shapiro, director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, has been announced as a recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award. Considered one of the most prestigious awards in biomedical science, the prize is given by the Toronto-based Gairdner Foundation to honor individuals who have made outstanding and original contributions to medical research.  The Shapiro Lab studies genome expression and cell cycling in an asymmetrically organized one-celled bacterium called Caulobacter crescentusCaulobacter is of particular interest to DOE because of its ability to reduce a number of metal ions, including uranyl ion. The award carries a $100,000 cash prize and will be presented in Toronto in October. 

Contact: Daniel Drell, SC-23.2, (301) 903-4742
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Subsurface Biogeochemical Research
  • Research Area: Genomic Analysis and Systems Biology
  • Research Area: Microbes and Communities
  • Legacy: Medical Applications

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER


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