The Vilcek Foundation is also proud to present Yibin Kang, PhD, with its 2011 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Currently an Associate Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, Dr. Kang's research greatly contributes to the general understanding of the molecular basis of cancer metastasis. His work focuses on the identification of genes and pathways that control metastasis, and their role in the propensity of cancer cells to metastasize to different organs. The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, which is accompanied by a $25,000 cash award, recognizes the accomplishments of foreign-born scientists, not more than 38 years old, who are in the early stages of their professional careers.
Dr. de Lange and Dr. Kang were chosen after months of deliberation by juries composed of eminent scientists from the New York University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Salk Institute, the Rockefeller University, and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The juries also selected four finalists for the Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science:
Each finalist will receive a cash award of $5,000.
The prizewinners and finalists will be honored at the Vilcek Foundation's annual awards presentation dinner
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