overy in molecular biology by a young scientist goes to RONALD R. BREAKER, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Henry Ford II Professor, department of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.; and to TINA M. HENKIN, professor, department of microbiology, Ohio State University, Columbus. Breaker and Henkin were chosen "for establishing a new mode of regulation of gene expression in which metabolites regulate the activity of their cognate pathways by directly binding to mRNA." The award is supported by Pfizer Inc and has been presented since 1962.
NAS AWARD FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEWING a prize of $10,000 awarded annually for excellence in scientific reviewing within the past 10 years (environmental science in 2006) goes to PETER VITOUSEK, professor, department of biological sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. Vitousek was chosen "for his scholarly and inspirational book and reviews on nitrogen cycling and its role in the evolving patterns of ecosystem productivity and diversity." The award is supported by Annual Reviews Inc., the Institute for Scientific Information, and THE SCIENTIST in honor of J. Murray Luck and has been presented since 1979.
GILBERT MORGAN SMITH MEDAL a medal and prize of $20,000 awarded every three years for excellence in published research on marine or freshwater algae goes to SABEEHA MERCHANT, professor of biochemistry, department of chemistry and biochemistry and Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles. Merchant was chosen "for her pioneering discoveries in the assembly of metalloenzymes and the regulated biogenesis of major complexes of the photosynthetic apparatus in green algae." The medal was established by a bequest of Helen P. Smith in memory of her husband and has been presented since 1979.
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