2013 Grand prize winner
The author of the grand prize-winning essay in the category of Environmental Life Science, Daniel G. Streicker, is a Sir Henry Dale Research Fellow at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. His research applies longitudinal field studies, phylogenetics, and epidemiological modeling to understand the process by which infectious diseases emerge and establish in new host species.
2013 Category winners
Gabriel D. Victora for his essay in the category of Molecular and Cellular Biology, "Stop, Go, and Evolve," is the first runner-up. Dr. Victora is a Whitehead Fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Bio-medical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he heads the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Dynamics. He received his Ph.D. from New York University School of Medicine for work done jointly at this institution and at the Rockefeller University.
Weizhe Hong for his essay in the category of Developmental Biology, "Assembly of a Neural Circuit," is a second runner-up. Dr. Hong is a Helen Hay Whitney Fellow at California Institute of Technology, working on neural mechanisms underlying social and emotional behaviors in David Anderson's laboratory.
Dominic Schmidt for his essay in the category of Genomics/Proteomics/ Systems Biology, "Dynamics and Evolution of Vertebrate Transcriptional Regulator Binding," is a second runner-up. Dr. Schmidt is a Strategy Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting in London where he works as a strategic adviser to the biopharma and life sciences industry.