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Three NSF-funded Biologists Receive Prestigious MacArthur Fellowships
September 27, 2007
Three National Science Foundation-funded biologists are among the 25 MacArthur Fellows for 2007: 1) Michael Elowitz, a molecular biologist at the California Institute of Technology; 2) Cheryl Hayashi, a spider silk biologist at the University of California, Riverside; and 3) Claire Kremen, a conservation biologist at the University of California, Berkely. Commonly known as the "genius award," the MacArthur Fellowship is one of the most prestigious awards in the nation.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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