Two MCB concentrators received prizes for their theses this year. Cody He and Caleb Irvine both received Hoopes prizes. Cody He also won the 2016 Lawrence J. Henderson Prize.
The Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, a Harvard College-wide honor, was established in 1982 to recognize outstanding undergraduate scholarship. In particular, the Hoopes Prize celebrates excellence in writing and presentation. Each winner receives a cash award of $4,000. Their faculty nominators receive an honorarium of $1,500.Caleb Irvine received the Hoopes prize for his submission entitled “Investigating a Rebound in Plasmodium falciparum Transmission Using Molecular Barcoding.” Irvine was nominated by Professor Dyann Wirth of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease.Cody He received both the Hoopes Prize and the Lawrence J. Henderson Prize for his thesis, “Elucidating Mechanisms of Histone Methylation with a RNA Polymerase-Tethered Histone Lysine Methyltransferase.”
The Lawrence J. Henderson Prize honors the student who submits the most meritorious thesis to the Board of Tutors in Biochemical Sciences. As a Henderson recipient, He will receive a $500 book award, a framed certificate, and a copy of “Fitness of the Environment” by Professor Lawrence J. Henderson (1878-1942).
He conducted his award-winning research in Steve Buratowski’s lab in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Harvard Medical School.