Melissa J. Moore, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been named the winner of the William C. Rose Award. Moore, noted for her work with gene splicing and messenger RNA, was nominated for the award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to biochemical and molecular biological research and her demonstrated commitment to the training of younger scientists. The award consists of a plaque, a $3,000 cash prize and travel expenses for the recipient to present a lecture at the ASBMB annual meeting.
Earlier this year, George R. Stark, a distinguished scientist at the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute and emeritus professor of genetics at Case Western Reserve University, won the 2011 Herbert Tabor/Journal of Biological Chemistry Lectureship. The award recognizes outstanding lifetime scientific achievements and was established to honor the many contributions of Herbert Tabor to both the society and the journal, for which he has served as editor for nearly 40 years. Stark will be the eighth person so honored, joining a luminous group of recipients that includes the 2010 awardee, Nobel Prize winner Phillip A. Sharp. Stark will present his award lecture at the annual meeting's opening session, which will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9.
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