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Faculty Award: Bassler to receive L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award

Courtesy of Princeton University Office of Communications | by Kelly Morgan

Bonnie Bassler and Unesco/Loreal Award


Princeton University professor Bonnie Bassler was among five scientists worldwide selected to receive the 2012 For Women in Science Award presented by UNESCO and cosmetics company L'Oréal. The award, now in its 14th year, recognizes women whose work promotes the advancement of science. Bassler and her fellow honorees will receive their awards and a prize of $100,000 during a March 22 ceremony at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Bassler, who is the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology, is the second Princeton recipient after President Shirley M. Tilghman, a renowned molecular biologist who received the award in 2002. Bassler has been a faculty member at the University since 1994 and is best known for her efforts to understand quorum sensing, the process by which bacteria communicate.

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