The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
1200 East California Blvd.
Pasadena,California 91125 USA
"For discovery of a new property of the DNA helix, long-range electron transfer, and for showing that electron transfer depends upon stacking of the base pairs and DNA dynamics. Her experiments reveal a strategy for how DNA repair proteins locate DNA lesions and demonstrate a biological role for DNA-mediated charge transfer."
Presented by President Barack H. Obama in the East Room of the White House on Friday, October 21, 2011.