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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Rita R. Colwell

Title: Distinguished Professor
Affiliation:   University of Maryland
    Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    Agricultural/Life Sciences Surge Building
    College Park, Maryland 20742 USA
Gender:   Female
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Award Discipline:   Biological Sciences
Award Year:   2006
Citation:   "For her in-depth research that has contributed to a greater understanding of the ecology, physiology, and evolution of marine microbes, most notably Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of pandemic cholera, and which has elucidated critical links between environmental and human health."
    Awarded by President George W. Bush in a White House ceremony on July 27, 2007.


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