• Award winners in biology include (back row) Cynthia Lien and Michael Wongchaowart, and (front row) Bob Yin and Rita Monson.

    Award winners in biology include (back row) Cynthia Lien and Michael Wongchaowart, and (front row) Bob Yin and Rita Monson.

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Award winners in biology include (back row) Cynthia Lien and Michael Wongchaowart, and (front row) Bob Yin and Rita Monson.


All award recipients are seniors in biology unless otherwise noted.

Asinari Award--for outstanding research in life sciences

Cynthia Lien, Armonk, N.Y.

Michael Wongchaowart, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Luria Prize--for outstanding scholarship and research of publication quality

Rita Monson '04, mathematics, Fredericton, N.B.

Whitehead Prize--for a student who has shown outstanding promise for a career in biological research

Peng Wu, Ames, Iowa

Merck Award--for outstanding research and academic performance in biophysical or bioinformatics sciences

Melanie Cornejo '05, Lima, Peru

Gene M. Brown Award--for a senior who has both an outstanding academic record and has made important contributions to the biology teaching program

Bob Yin, Staten Island, N.Y.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 2, 2004 (download PDF).


Topics: Bioengineering and biotechnology, Awards, honors and fellowships

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