College of LAS names alumni award winners from CDB and MICRO

Anne Carpenter (PhD, ’03, cell and structural biology) and Joanne Chory (MS, ’80; PhD, ’84; microbiology)

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has announced the recipients of its 2018 annual alumni awards: Anne Carpenter, (PhD,'03 CSB) and Joanne Chory, (MS, '80 MICRO).

“This year’s LAS alumni award winners are an exceptional group,” said Feng Sheng Hu, the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. “We are honored to count them among our alumni, and we are inspired knowing that their outstanding careers have roots in the education they received in the College of LAS.”

MCB is proud to honor two awardees:

Anne Carpenter (PhD, ’03, cell and structural biology), LAS Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Carpenter is director of the Imaging Platform at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, where she is also an institute scientist. She directs a team of biologists and computer scientists in developing data image analysis and data exploration methods and software that are freely open to the public.

Joanne Chory (MS, ’80; PhD, ’84; microbiology), LAS Alumni Achievement Award. Chory is a professor and director of the Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and was recently awarded a 2018 Breakthrough Prize for her pioneering work deciphering how plants optimize their growth, development, and cellular structure to transform sunlight into chemical energy.

July 24, 2018 All News