Biochemist to receive $500,000 MacArthur grant for genius in drug research

09/15/05

Washington, D.C. September 13, 2005 . . . . A biochemist will receive a 2005 MacArthur Fellowship for work in ways to produce and discover better drugs via "molecular 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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