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Carnegie's Winslow Briggs Receives International Prize for Biology

September 16, 2009

Winslow Briggs Director Emeritus of Carnegie's Department of Plant Biology, Winslow Briggs, will be awarded the prestigious International Prize for Biology from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at a ceremony in Tokyo on Nov. 30, held in the presence of His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan. Briggs is being honored for his work on light sensing by plants. Full Story

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