New gene-editing system enables large-scale studies of gene function.
The Department of Biology recognized five senior biology majors at its annual senior dinner on May 16.
Sarah B. Tegen of Two Rivers, WI, received the Ned Holt Prize. The prize is given to a biology major who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and service to the department and the community during her undergraduate career.
Sophie C. Currier of Cambridge was awarded the Salvador E. Luria Prize, which recognizes outstanding scholarship and research of publication quality.
Avital A. Rodal of Ottawa, Ontario, received the Whitehead Prize for showing outstanding promise for a career in biological research as demonstrated by academic scholarship and contributions to research and the MIT community during her career as an undergraduate biology major.
Rachel Fennell Fezzie of Blairs-town, NJ, and Mala Murthy of Beaumont, TX, received the John L. Asinari Award. This award is given in memory of John L. Asinari (Class of 1975) to an undergraduate biology major for outstanding research in life sciences.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 1997.