Nancy Hopkins, Amgen Professor of Biology, has been chosen to receive the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship. The award is intended to honor an outstanding female or male scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science. Hopkins will receive the award and deliver a lecture on April 1 at the AACR annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
John Cassady, a senior studying biology, has been named one of six 2006 Gilliam fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Gilliam fellowships provide support for doctoral studies in biomedical research for disadvantaged students, including minorities underrepresented in the sciences.
Asu Ozdaglar, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, recently received an Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation's Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation. The award, which grants $400,000 for five years, will be used to fund Ozdaglar's research in optimization theory and game-theoretic methods in networking and control.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 15, 2006 (download PDF).