Lucy Shapiro to receive Gairdner International Award
Lucy Shapiro, director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, has been announced as a recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award. Considered one of the most prestigious awards in biomedical science, the prize is given by the Toronto-based Gairdner Foundation to honor individuals who have made outstanding and original contributions to medical research. The Shapiro Lab studies genome expression and cell cycling in an asymmetrically organized one-celled bacterium called Caulobacter crescentus. Caulobacter is of particular interest to DOE because of its ability to reduce a number of metal ions, including uranyl ion. The award carries a $100,000 cash prize and will be presented in Toronto in October.