RICHARD LOSICK RECEIVES NATIONAL ACADEMY'S WAKSMAN AWARD
February 12th, 2007
The Waksman Award was established by a gift of the Foundation for Microbiology and has been presented since 1968. Prof. Losick expressed his excitement over the honor, one of only 18 awards the National Academy announced for 2007 in all the sciences: "This is a big thrill for me, and is all the more special in that the very first [Waksman] winner in 1968 is our dear colleague Jack Strominger. Also, and by coincidence, the very organism, Streptomyces, that Selman Waksman used in his Nobel Prize-winning discovery of streptomycin has been the subject of long standing interest in my lab."
A $5000 prize is included in the honor.