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Lee Hood wins NAE Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ Prize

UW CSE adjunct professor Leroy Hood, President of Seattle’s Institute for Systems Biology, today was named the recipient of the National Academy of Engineering’s Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ Prize.  The Russ Prize – a $500,000 biennial award “recognizing a bioengineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition” – was conferred on Hood “for automating DNA sequencing that revolutionized biomedicine and forensic science.”

The National Academy of Engineering announcement quotes UW CSE professor Ed Lazowska:  “No single person has done more to create the genomics era than Leroy Hood.  Lee is a visionary who integrated science and technology, creating instruments that allow us to tackle some of the most fundamental problems in modern biology and medicine.”  Read the announcement here.