to receive Hollaender Award
Bustamante is one of 16 individuals selected by the National Academy
of Sciences (NAS) to receive awards honoring their outstanding scientific
achievements. The awards will be presented on April 19 at a ceremony
in Washington, D.C., during the Academy's 141st annual meeting.
was awarded the Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics
a prize of $20,000 awarded every three years for excellence in biophysics.
NAS cited Bustamante "for his ingenious use of atomic force
microscopy and laser tweezers to study the biophysical properties
of proteins, DNA, and RNA, one molecule at a time." The award
was established by a bequest from Henrietta W. Hollaender in honor
of her husband and was first presented in 1998.