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Biology recognizes achievements of five

The Department of Biology presented the following awards to students in the department at its annual senior dinner on May 5.

The John L. Asinari Award was given to Marie P. Shieh, a senior from Clovis, CA, and Jesse S. Boehm, a junior from Concord, MA. The award was established in memory of John L. Asinari (SB 1975) to recognize outstanding undergraduate research in the life sciences.

Carly R. Klein, a senior from Framingham, MA, was the recipient of the Salvador E. Luria Prize, which recognizes outstanding scholarship and research of publication quality.

Shivkumar Venkatasubrahmanyam, a senior from Mumbai, India, received the Whitehead Prize, which is awarded for showing outstanding promise for a career in biological research as demonstrated by academic scholarship and contributions to research and the MIT community.

Lucy Q. Shen, a senior from Gaithersburg, MD, received the Ned Holt Prize, which is given to a biology major who demonstrates excellence in scholarship and service to the department and the MIT community.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 31, 2000.

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