Navigation Links
WHOI's John Waterbury receives NAS Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal
Date:1/24/2012

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has awarded John Waterbury, scientist emeritus in the Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the 2012 Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal.

Waterbury is among 17 individuals honored by NAS this year in recognition of their extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, and social sciences. The recipients will be formally recognized in a ceremony on April 30, 2012, during the NAS annual meeting.

Waterbury is being honored for his "path-breaking discovery and characterization of ecologically important marine microorganisms, setting in motion major advances in our understanding of marine food webs and the cycling of essential elements in ocean ecosystems." The prestigious award, established through the Helen P. Smith Fund, is given every three years in recognition of excellence in published research on marine or freshwater algae and includes a $20,000 prize.

"A career as a general microbiologist at WHOI, with its unique access to the seas, has afforded me the opportunity to study diverse groups of ecologically important microorganisms," Waterbury said. "Almost anytime we dipped a bucket into the ocean, we came up with fascinating new microbes. Possessing a microbial 'green thumb' helped in being able to isolate and characterize what turned out to be important groups involved in nutrient cycling at the base of the marine food chain."

"The Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal is the icing on what has been a very rewarding forty-year tenure at WHOI," he added.

After graduating from the University of Vermont with a degree in zoology in 1965, Waterbury began working with Stanley Watson at WHOI on nitrifying bacteria. The two men, along with colleague Frederica Valois, are credited with discovering the abundance of unicellular cyanobacteria in the ocean in the 1970s. Waterbury obtained his master's and doctorate degrees from
'/>"/>

Contact: Media Office
media@whoi.edu
508-289-3340
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. SUNY Downstate receives grant from research to prevent blindness
2. Startup receives $4 million to develop drug delivery targeted to the back of the eye
3. University of Texas chemist receives major grant to improve detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis
4. Kessler Foundation neuroscientist Jordan Grafman receives Humboldt Research Award
5. WPI receives $1.2 million to develop smart phone app for advanced diabetes and wound care
6. Minntech Corporation Receives 2011 Tekne Award
7. Young conservation biologist receives National Geographics 10,000th grant
8. SmartActions Artificial Intelligence IVR Solution Receives PCI Certification
9. Rutgers receives $10 million in support of national efforts to track genetic causes of alcoholism
10. Loyola receives NIH grant to study vitamin D deficiency in African populations
11. Minntech Corporation Receives 2011 Tekne Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... brings together two of the major disciplines behind Jurassic ... fossils through stunning photographs and unique illustrations. , Fossil ... details the incredible preservation and diversity of fossilised insects ... these remarkable fossils can tell us about the ancient ... planet. Like the mosquito in Jurassic Park, many of ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... study from UC San Francisco is the first to ... overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these negative effects may ... sleeping well. , "The study participants who exercised, ... than the ones who didn,t maintain healthy lifestyles, even ... author Eli Puterman, PhD, assistant professor in the department ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Amundsen reached the South Pole in 1911, but new ... any human. , Using data from 16 ice cores ... including the South Pole, a group led by Joe ... Nevada, created the most accurate and precise reconstruction to ... new record, described in an article published today in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Unique images bring fossil insects back to life 2Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says 2Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 2Lead pollution beat explorers to South Pole, persists today 3
... time when research funding is hard to come by, a ... landed almost $5.5 million in National Institutes of Health highly ... $3.6 million over five years is aimed at determining whether ... of hemophilia A more effective. The second grant worth $2 ...
... will be floating high above the Gulf of Mexico ... DNA analysis instrument developed at Tech that could benefit ... of mechanical engineering, and Collin Tranter, a graduate student ... instrument could be used to monitor the health of ...
... to react when their animals start behaving abnormally. The ... the symptoms are so variable. In some cases the ... which is generally considered to be how most cats spend ... is followed by twitching of facial muscles, chewing and swallowing ...
Cached Biology News:Hemophilia research gets NIH boost to a tune of $5.5 million 2Hemophilia research gets NIH boost to a tune of $5.5 million 3Louisiana Tech University researchers, NASA partner to conduct zero-gravity experiments 2Seizing the opportunity: treating epilepsy in cats 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... “PharmaSphere: Emerging Biotech Investment Report ... Funding” report provides in-depth analysis of the current ... venture capital segments of the financial industry, bearing ... significant impact on the future of emerging biotechnology ... report identifies regions of the world that are ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Cat: Can a particle be separated from its properties? ... , published the results of the first Cheshire Cat ... by Chapman University in Orange, CA, and Vienna University ... cat without a grin," thought Alice in Wonderland, "but ... thing I ever saw in my life!" Alice,s surprise ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Second generation biofuels are a ... fossil fuels. However, as natural gas is very cheap, this ... are not as valuable as they could be in comparison ... financing projects, has made it difficult for renewable energy developers ... off the ground. For these reasons, certain companies have shifted ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. , July 29, 2014 ... Company specializing in cannabis formulation-based drug development and ... New York Times for taking a strong position ... in its Sunday, July 27, 2014 publication.  The ... upcoming editorials and articles this week exploring the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Strategic Trends of Biotech Investment Industry (Private Equity and Venture Capital Funding) in New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 2Strategic Trends of Biotech Investment Industry (Private Equity and Venture Capital Funding) in New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 3Strategic Trends of Biotech Investment Industry (Private Equity and Venture Capital Funding) in New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org 4The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties 2The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties 3The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties 4Renewable Waste Intelligence: Could Renewable Chemicals Be the Future for the Renewable Energy Industry? 2Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) Applauds New York Times Editorial Board Stance on 'Repealing Prohibition, Again'; NYT Editorial Is Bell Weather of Change 2Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS) Applauds New York Times Editorial Board Stance on 'Repealing Prohibition, Again'; NYT Editorial Is Bell Weather of Change 3
... research team co-led by scientists from the J. Craig Venter ... of Maryland School of Medicine, today published the sequence and ... in Nature Biotechnology . Agnes P. Chan, Ph.D., JCVI, ... paper describing the 4.5X coverage of this important oilseed crop. ...
... In Vitro Toxicology Services -- MACCLESFIELD, England, August 20, 2010 ... ... var shortURL ... longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result = ...
... SLN), a leading international RNAi therapeutics company, is pleased ... has announced the grant of an option to Novartis ... commercialise QPI-1002, a p53 temporary inhibitor siRNA drug which ... conducting a Phase II clinical trial of QPI-1002 for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Castor Bean Genome Published by Research Team Including Scientists from the Venter Institute 2Castor Bean Genome Published by Research Team Including Scientists from the Venter Institute 3Cyprotex Adds In Vitro Toxicology Services 2Cyprotex Adds In Vitro Toxicology Services 3Cyprotex Adds In Vitro Toxicology Services 4Cyprotex Adds In Vitro Toxicology Services 5Cyprotex Adds In Vitro Toxicology Services 6Silence Therapeutics' Partner Quark Signs Exclusive Option Agreement With Novartis for Development and Commercialisation of QPI-1002 2
Request Info...
... Universal Amplicon Detection Assay (ADA) ... the qualitative detection and quantitation ... in vitro nucleic acid amplification. ... to be used in diagnostic ...
{3,8-diamino-5-[3-(diethylmethylammonio)propyl]-6-phenylphenanthridinium diiodide}. ,250 ug/ml Propidium Iodide (PI) in PBS....
... ready-to-use reagents for the isolation of genomic ... for the isolation of genomic DNA from ... for the isolation of genomic DNA from ... can be used for restriction endonuclease digestion ...
Biology Products: