US President Obama named today Dr. Ralph L. Brinster (University of Pennsylvania) as recipient of the US National Medal of Science “For his fundamental contributions to the development and use of transgenic mice. His research has provided experimental foundations and inspiration for progress in germline genetic modification in a range of species, which has generated a revolution in biology, medicine, and agriculture“. The ISTT wishes to congratulate Dr. Ralph L. Brinster for this prestigious award. Here you can read the University of Pennsylvania Press release.
Dr. Ralph L. Brinster receives this US National Medal of Science along with six other eminent researchers: Jacqueline K. Barton (California Institute of Technology), Shu Chien (University of California, San Diego), Rudolf Jaenisch (Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Peter J. Stang (University of Utah), Richard A. Tapia (Rice University) and Srinivasa S.R. Varadhan (New York University).
Dr. Ralph L. Brinster has received numerous awards in his career. The International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) will be awarding him the ISTT Prize “for his outstanding contributions to the field of transgenic technologies” during the forthcoming 10th Transgenic Technology (TT2011) meeting, to be held in St Pete Beach, Florida n October 24-26, 2011.