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NYU School of Medicine presents 2012 Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Awards
Date:4/9/2012

NEW YORK, (April 9, 2012)The Biotechnology Study Center of NYU School of Medicine will hold its 12th annual awards symposium on April 9, 2012, to honor three outstanding leaders in biomedical research. The Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Awards recognize the role of pure science in the development of pharmaceuticals and honors those scientists whose work has led to major advances to improving care provided at the patient's bedside. Recipients of this year's award include:

Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award in Basic Biotechnology:

Cori Bargmann, PhD, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and Head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, The Rockefeller University, for analysis of neural networks that generate the nature and nurture of social behavior, both within and among individuals.

Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award in Applied Biotechnology:

Eric Lander, PhD, Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard University; President and Director, The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, for developing and applying powerful new genomic methods that will provide the ground work for a new biotechnology and personalized medicine.

Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Faculty Award:

Michael Dustin, PhD, the Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Molecular Immunology, NYU School of Medicine, for the first dynamic description of the "immunological synapse" between an antigen-presenting cell and a lymphocyte.

"We applaud the honorees of this year's distinguished awards for their innovative research. Dr Bargmann has worked out how genes and environment interact to form discrete social behaviors. Dr. Lander, one of the principles of The Human Genome Project, has developed new methods to apply the mass of human genomic data to problems of heredity and disease. And NYU School of Medicine's own Dr. Dustin has
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Contact: Lisa Greiner
lisa.greiner@nyumc.org
212-404-3500
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

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