(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) – Congratulations to chemical biologist Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi, this year's winner of the prestigious $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bertozzi’s ability to identify unmet needs and craft innovative solutions has led to scientific advances with a broad range of applications in the biopharmaceutical industry. Chemical insights gleaned by Bertozzi have progressed efforts to diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer, inflammatory disorders such as arthritis, and infectious diseases like tuberculosis. Her multi-disciplinary approach has led to significant developments in the ability to engineer living cells and the proteins they produce with defined chemical properties.
She will accept the prize and present her accomplishments to the public at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during the Lemelson-MIT Program's fourth-annual EurekaFest, a multi-day celebration of the inventive spirit, June 16 – 19.
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About the Lemelson-MIT Program
The Lemelson-MIT Program recognizes outstanding inventors, encourages sustainable new solutions to real-world problems, and enables and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. The program was founded by Jerome Lemelson at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994, and is administered by the School of Engineering.