Congratulations to Houra Merrikh, Ph.D., who was awarded the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Read more about this prestigious award here and view a short video here about Dr. Merrikh's journey from Tehran to the University of Washington. Dr. Merrikh was recognized for her work in "uncovering hidden conflicts between the machinery that copies DNA in living cells and the one that transcribes its genetic code." The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in America and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences. Click here to find out more about the Vilcek Prizes.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016