The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Director, Inst. of Neurodegenerative Diseases
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California 94143 USA
"For his discovery of prions, the causative agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and other related neurodegenerative diseases, and his continuing efforts to develop effective methods for detecting and treating prion diseases. "
Presented by President Barack H. Obama in the East Room of the White House on November 17, 2010.