Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researcher Greg Hannon has received the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s 2007 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research.
According to CSHL, the prize is awarded to recognize contributions to the basic understanding and treatment of cancer by researchers no older than 45 years. As one of this year’s recipients of the prize, Hannon will receive $150,000.
“Greg Hannon’s discoveries have had a broad impact on research related to the field of small RNA biology,” CSHL President Bruce Stillman said in a statement. “Greg’s work has resulted in the identification of a process that can manipulate gene expression, leading to a greater understanding of gene function.”