Joanna Aizenberg awarded with George Ledlie Prize [ Current News (Concise) - ]

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Harvard Provost Alan M. Garber has announced that Professor Joanna Aizenberg receive the George Ledlie Prize. Her work across a number of chemical, engineering, and biological fields has had a positive impact on myriad areas of human endeavor, has been selected.

  • Aizenberg joins a roster of scientists who have been honored for a vast array of scientific breakthroughs and advances.
  • Aizenberg has had a remarkable impact not only on the world of science through her research, but also on the entire Harvard community through her exemplary teaching, mentoring, and energy.
  • Her research is truly cross - disciplinary, spanning applied physics, bioengineering, and materials and mechanical engineering.

Previous winners of the Ledlie Prize include:

  • Judah Folkman, who was cited for his pioneering work in cancer anti - angiogenisis
  • Robert Burns Woodward, the first recipient, for his research into the analysis and synthesis of everything from quinine to LSD
  • Douglas Melton, co - founding director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute
  • Harvard’s Xander University Professor, for his pioneering work in diabetes
  • Physicist Lene Hau for her work slowing light
  • Michael Brenner, Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics at the Harvard Paulson School.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 26, 2015