The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology is pleased to announce that Professor Hopi E. Hoekstra of MCB and the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology has won the 2015 Richard Lounsbery Award from the National Academy of Sciences. The Lounsbery Award is given in alternate years to young French and American scientists working in the fields of biology and medicine, and are meant to foster cooperation between French and American scientists.
Hoekstra’s research on understanding the evolutionary and molecular mechanisms driving adaptation of natural populations of mice to their local environments caught the attention of the award committee. Currently her group is focusing on studying the genetic aspects of adaptive behaviors.
Hoekstra says she is extremely excited about receiving this award and exploring new research collaborations with French colleagues.
Read more on the National Academy of Sciences website.