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n biological science. Bissell is a world-renowned leader in the area of the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) and microenvironment in regulation of tissue-specific function with special emphasis in breast cancer, where she has changed some established paradigms.

S. Walter Englander (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia) will give the Herbert A. Sober Lectureship. This lectureship, which is awarded every two years, recognizes outstanding biochemical and molecular biological research, with particular emphasis on development of methods and techniques to aid in research. Englander is an expert in hydrogen exchange and has been a central figure in the development and application of hydrogen exchange-base methods that revolutionized insight into the biochemistry and biophysics of proteins.

The Honorable Michael N. Castle, (R-DE), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will receive the Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award. The Award recognizes an individual who best demonstrates dedication to public service in support of biomedical science. Castle was selected as this year's recipient of the Schachman Award in recognition of his repeated efforts to boost the budget of the National Institutes of Health since 2003, and for his efforts to promote a more rational Federal policy regarding use of Human embryonic stem cells.

Scott A. Strobel (Yale University, New Haven, Conn.) will receive the Schering-Plough Research Institute Award. The Schering Plough Award was established to recognize young investigators for outstanding research at an early stage of their careers. During his short career, Strobel has become a major leader in the study of the structure, function and mechanism of RNA molecules involved in catalytic processes.

John D. Scott (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland) will be honored with the William C. Rose Award. The award recognizes outstanding contribution
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Contact: Nicole Kresge
nkresge@asbmb.org
301-634-7415
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
6-Aug-2007


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