IND postdoc wins prize at scientific meeting

Postdoctoral scholar David Berry won 2nd place for his poster presentation at the PRION 2013 meeting. HIs poster, titled "Prion therapeutic efficacy is limited by the emergence of drug-resistant strains," reported his work about how drugs might change the properties of deadly prion proteins. His work has important implications about how and why therapies may or may not be effective.

The annual meeting is the largest international congress devoted to prion research. This year's meeting convened in Banff, Canada.

Congratulations, David!

President Obama Honors Nation's Top Scientists and Innovators

Published by The White House; 15 October 2010

President Obama today named ten eminent researchers as recipients of theNational Medal of Science, and three individuals and one team as recipientsof the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors. The recipients will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.

“The extraordinary accomplishments of these scientists, engineers, and inventors are a testament to American industry and ingenuity,” President Obama said. “Their achievements have redrawn the frontiers of human knowledge while enhancing American prosperity, and it is my tremendous pleasure to honor them for their important contributions.”

The National Medal of Science was created by statute in 1959 and is administered for the White House by the National Science... Read more ...