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Prof. Zachary Lippman named Blavatnik Award finalist

Zachary Lippman
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor and Jacob Goldfield Professor of Genetics Zachary Lippman has been selected as a Finalist in Life Sciences for the 2018 Blavatnik National Awards. The Blavatnik National Awards honor outstanding scientists under the age of 42 in the fields of Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Physical Sciences & Engineering.

“This award underscores Zach Lippman’s innovative accomplishments in plant biology and CSHL is extremely proud to have him as a member of our faculty where he is a role model for how scientific research is key to solving society’s major challenges,” said Dr. David L. Spector, CSHL Professor and Director of Research.

“It’s a wonderful honor to be named a Life Sciences Finalist for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists,” said Lippman. “Such recognition at this stage in my career from this generous foundation shows the impact our discoveries have had on plant biology and agriculture.”

Lippman’s research focuses on the genes that determine when, where, and how many flowers are produced on a plant, using tomatoes as a model system. Employing a combination of genetic, genomic, and molecular approaches, his team is developing new strategies for improving crop yields.

Presented by The New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the Blavatnik National Awards Ceremony and Gala will be held at the American Museum of Natural History on September 24, 2018.

Written by: Sara Roncero-Menendez, Media Strategist | | 516-367-8455

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