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

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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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