Bertozzi for the Win

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that University of California, Berkeley, professor Carolyn Bertozzi has been awarded the $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize — which "honors an outstanding mid-career inventor who is dedicated to improving our world through technological invention and innovation," according to the Lemelson-MIT program press release — for her work in the field of biotechnology.

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