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Seven seniors win biology prizes

The biology department recognized seven senior biology majors at its annual senior dinner on May 15.

Carmen R. Berg of East Grand Forks, MN, and Corinna Cosmas of Livingston, NJ, received the Ned Holt Prize. The prize is given to a biology major or majors who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and service to the department and the community during their undergraduate career.

Tomas D. Perez of De Soto, TX, and Deborah Weinstein of Columbia, MO, were awarded the Salvador E. Luria Prize, which recognizes outstanding scholarship and research of publication quality.

Cary K. Lai of Wilmington, DE, 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 his career as an undergraduate biology major.

Susan Y. Kim of Baltimore, MD, and Adam G. Eldridge of Murrysville, PA, received the John L. Asinari Award, given in memory of John L. Asinari (SB '75) to undergraduate biology majors for outstanding research in life sciences.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 3, 1998.

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