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Tavazoie and Landweber Named Blavatnik Finalists

The New York Academy of Sciences announced the finalists of the 2008 New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. Congratulations to Saeed Tavazoie, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Member of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics; and Laura Landweber, Associate Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.

The awards were created in 2007 to celebrate the excellence of our most noteworthy young scientists and engineers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. They have been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Blavatnik Charitable Foundation.

In the second year of the Blavatnik Awards, 16 young scientists from the tri-state area were selected for their outstanding work as postdoctoral fellows and young faculty members. The 16 finalists work across a wide scientific and institutional spectrum in engineering, physics, and biology at nine different institutions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

The 2008 finalists will be honored and five winners will be announced at the New York Academy of Sciences' fifth annual Science & the City Gala in November 2008.

For more information on the Awards, visit the NYAS website


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