The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Rita R. Colwell
University of Maryland
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Agricultural/Life Sciences Surge Building
College Park,Maryland 20742 USA
"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.