Biologist to receive $500,000 MacArthur grant for genius in innovative gene, molecule studies

09/15/05

Washington, D.C. September 13, 2005 . . . . A biologist will receive a 2005 MacArthur Fellowship for work in the role of genes and molecules in multicellular and unicellular life and the process of evolution.

The grants, awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will be announced publicly on Tuesday, September 20th. The name of the awardee and background material will be available on a password protected website on Friday, September 16 (see info below).

Awarded to talented individuals in a variety of fields who have shown exceptional originality in and dedication to their creative pursuits, MacArthur Fellows receive $500,000 grants that are bestowed with no conditions recipients may use the money as they see fit. Nominated anonymously by leaders in their respective fields and never notified of their candidacy, the recipients will learn of their selection only when they receive a call from the MacArthur Foundation to notify them of their selection.

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