U.S. Citizen Receives International Biology Prize

Dec. 7 - U.S. citizen Dr. Nancy Ann Moran received the International Prize for Biology for 2010 at a Dec. 6 ceremony in Tokyo. The Committee on the International Prize for Biology (chaired by Dr. Takashi Sugimura, Secretary General, The Japan Academy) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science honored Dr. Moran, the William H. Fleming Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, for her contribution to the advancement of the biology of symbiosis. The prize aims to commemorate the 60-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biological research and also to offer tribute to the present Emperor, His Majesty Emperor Akihito.