Papers selected for the Cozzarelli Prize were chosen from more than 3,700 research articles published by PNAS in 2010 and represent the six broadly defined classes under which the National Academy of Sciences is organized.
The annual award acknowledges recently published papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. The award was established in 2005 and named the Cozzarelli Prize in 2007 to honor late PNAS Editor-in-Chief Nicholas R. Cozzarelli. The 2010 awards will be presented at the PNAS Editorial Board Meeting, and awardees will be recognized at the awards ceremony, during the National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting on May 1, 2011, in National Harbor, Maryland.
2010 Cozzarelli Prize Recipients
Class I (Physical and Mathematical Sciences):
"Detection of oxygen isotopic anomaly in terrestrial atmospheric carbonates and its implications to Mars," by Robina Shaheen, Anna Abramian, John Horn, Gerardo Dominguez, Ryan Sullivan, and Mark H. Thiemens
Class II (Biological Sciences):
"ATM signals to TSC2 in the cytoplasm to regulate mTORC1 in response to ROS," by Angela Alexander, Sheng-Li Cai, Jinhee Kim, Adrian Nanez, Mustafa Sahin, Kirsteen H. MacLean, Ken Inoki, Kun-Liang Guan, Jianjun Shen, Maria D. Person, Donna Kusewitt, Gordon B. Mills, Michael B. Kastan, and Cheryl Lyn Walker
Class III (Engineering and Applied Sciences):
"Entropy driven self-assembly of nonamphiphilic colloidal membranes," by Edward Barry and Zvonimir Dogic
Class IV (Biomedical Sciences):
"Influenza A virus-generated small RNAs regulate the switch from transcription to replication," by Jasmine T. Perez, Andrew Varble, Ravi Sachidanandam, Ivan Zlatev, Muthiah Manoharan, Adolfo García-Sastre, and Benjamin R. tenOever
A commentary accompanying this article is available: www.pnas.org/content/107/25/11153
Class V (Behavioral and Social Sciences):
"Contingent cooperation between wild female baboons," by Dorothy L. Cheney, Liza R. Moscovice, Marlies Heesen, Roger Mundry, and Robert M. Seyfarth
Class VI (Applied Biological, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences):
"Arsenic tolerance in Arabidopsis is mediated by two ABCC-type phytochelatin transporters," by Won-Yong Song, Jiyoung Park, David G. Mendoza-Cózatl, Marianne Suter-Grotemeyer, Donghwan Shim, Stefan Hörtensteiner, Markus Geisler, Barbara Weder, Philip A. Rea, Doris Rentsch, Julian I. Schroeder, Youngsook Lee, and Enrico Martinoia
A commentary accompanying this article is available: www.pnas.org/content/107/49/20853
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