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MIT doctoral students, graduate win Weintraub awards

Two current MIT doctoral candidates and a recent graduate are among the 13 graduate students from across North America to receive 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Awards, which honor the quality, originality and significance of the students' work.

This year’s recipients include Aaron Andalman PhD ’09; Yasemin Sancak, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biology; and Erez Lieberman-Aiden, a doctoral candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. The recipients will receive a certificate, travel expenses and an honorarium from the Weintraub and Groudine Fund, established to foster intellectual exchange through the promotion of programs for graduate students, fellows and visiting scholars.

The awards are sponsored by the Basic Sciences Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. For more information on the award, visit

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