February 2012

Yale's Elisabetta Ullu wins inaugural Alice and C.C. Wang Award

A native of Italy, Ullu received her Ph.D. from the University of Rome in 1973. She continued her work at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, before taking a position at Yale University in 1984, where she has been ever since.

Award namesake C.C. Wang praised Ullu’s selection. “I think Elisabetta is a fantastic choice and an ideal recipient of the award from the eyes of my wife, Alice, and myself,” he said.

ASBMB President Suzanne Pfeffer concurred. “Elisabetta Ullu is exactly the kind of recipient the society had in mind when this award was established by Alice and C.C. Wang. Her work has made, and will continue to make, extraordinary contributions to the fundamental principles of molecular parasitology.”

Geoff HuntGeoff Hunt (ghunt@asbmb.org) is ASBMB’s public outreach coordinator.

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Ullu should have received the 2006 Nobel Prize together with Fire and Mello. They made the discover around the same time.

 

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