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Kang-Kuen Ni wins 2023 New Horizons in Physics Prize

September 22, 2022

Kang-Kuen Ni, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has received the 2023 New Horizons in Physics Prize from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. The New Horizons prizes are awarded to early-career scientists who have made significant contribution to the fields of Fundamental Physics, Life Science, and Mathematics. The Breakthrough Prizes were founded by sponsors Sergey Brin, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Anne Wojcicki.

“Congratulations to all of the Breakthrough Prize winners, whose incredible discoveries will pave the way for scientific...

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CCB Staff Q&A: Leah DeFrancesco, Research Scholar Coordinator

CCB Staff Q&A: Leah DeFrancesco, Research Scholar Coordinator

June 26, 2022

Leah DeFrancesco has taken on a new position within CCB as a Research Scholar Coordinator. Leah will be coordinating research appointments and acting as the primary administrative support system for postdoctoral fellows. Leah is very excited to be a resource for CCB Research Scholars, and she is looking forward to contributing to the advancement of an academic environment where scholars thrive and flourish.

Below, Leah has provided answers to questions about her background and aims for her new position. Leah can be reached via...

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CCB Community Award

CCB Community Award Winner: Ally Freedy, Chemical Biology Ph.D. '22

June 12, 2022

This spring CCB launched a new award, the CCB Community Award, to recognize the immense efforts that are regularly being undertaken to develop a more vibrant community among the department's students, faculty and staffers and other community members. This award will be given on a quarterly basis to two individuals in our community who go above and beyond to improve our department and make CCB a great place to work and learn. 

Our first winner--Ally Freedy, Chemical Biology Ph.D. '22-- has been described as an empathetic and great leader. Ally has also...

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George M. Whitesides wins 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

June 1, 2022

Professor George M. Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, has been selected as one the recipients of the 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, which honors the "pioneers that created molecular scale coatings for surfaces which enable unprecedented control and engineering of surface properties. Their work transformed surface science and has led to applications shaping our daily lives in areas from medical diagnostics to semiconductor devices."

The Kavli Prizes are awarded in three areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience – "to recognize...

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