AIBS honors outstanding contributions to the biological sciences

Washington, DC -- Each year the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) presents awards to eminent individuals or groups for outstanding contributions to the biological sciences. AIBS is pleased to announce the following award winners for 2007:

  • Distinguished Scientist Award: Simon A. Levin, Princeton University
  • Outstanding Service Award: William Murdoch, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Education Award: Carol A. Brewer, University of Montana
  • President's Citation Award: Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History, New York
  • Past-President's Award: Kent E. Holsinger, University of Connecticut
  • Broadcast Media Award: David Baron, The World
  • Print Media Award: Kenneth R. Weiss and Usha Lee McFarling, Los Angeles Times

The awards ceremony will take place on May 14 at the AIBS Annual Meeting, in the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.

AIBS President Douglas Futuyma and Executive Director Richard O'Grady said in a joint statement: "We are pleased to honor these talented and dedicated individuals. From a variety of backgrounds, they have all made significant positive contributions to the field of biology."

For more information on the AIBS annual awards, see www.aibs.org/about-aibs/awards.html. For more information on the 2007 awards ceremony, see www.aibs.org/annual-meeting/annual_meeting_2007.html

Below are brief descriptions of the award winners:

  • Simon A. Levin will receive the Distinguished Scientist Award, presented to individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to the biological sciences. Levin is the George M. Moffett Professor of B

Contact: Samantha Katz
American Institute of Biological Sciences

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