NIGMS Grantee Receives Alan T. Waterman Award

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Jilliene Mitchell, NIGMS
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NIGMS grantee, Dr. Angelika Amon, is this year�s recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award, an annual prize recognizing exceptional young researchers in science or engineering.

Amon is an associate professor of biology and an assistant Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the Center for Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Her research involves studying how cells copy and distribute genetic material during the cell cycle of growth and division.

The Waterman Award was established by Congress in 1975 and is administered through the National Science Foundation. Amon received a $500,000 grant, a citation, and a bronze medal at a May 21 ceremony in Washington, DC.