Professor Franziska Michor has won a 2015 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. Michor was chosen for her research that fuses evolutionary biology, mathematics, and clinical research toward a better understanding of cancer genesis and treatments. The Vilcek Foundation honors the contributions of foreign-born scholars and artists living in the U.S.
Associate Professor Curtis Huttenhower was named winner of the 2015 Overton Prize from the International Society for Computational Biology. Huttenhower was chosen for his groundbreaking research on microbial communities, with a focus on the human microbiome. The Overton prize is the top junior faculty award in bioinformatics, and recognizes early or mid-career scientists who are emerging leaders for their accomplishments in research, education, and service.