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Carolyn Bertozzi, University of California -- Berkeley

Caption: University of California, Berkeley, professor and director of the Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Carolyn Bertozzi, has been awarded the 2010 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. An internationally renowned chemical biologist focused on manipulating the process that takes place within the human cell, Bertozzi's research is currently being applied worldwide in the biopharmaceutical industry for diseases such as cancer, arthritis and tuberculosis.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Carolyn Bertozzi.

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