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Vol.10, No.3-4   October 1999 

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1999 Hollaender Winners Announced*

DOE has announced the award of nine 1999 Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships for up to 2 years of research at DOE laboratories having substantial programs supportive of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research's mission. The mission is to understand health and environmental effects associated with energy technologies and to develop and sustain research programs in life, biomedical, and environmental sciences.

Fellowship winners were chosen from a field of applicants who received their doctoral degrees after April 30, 1997. Listed below are each fellow's name, university and subject of doctoral degree, host laboratory and research mentor, and research topic.

  • Brian Bovard (Duke University, Botany): University of Michigan Biological Station, Peter Curtis (Ohio State University) and James Teeri (University of Michigan); Determining Plant and Soil Contributions to Ecosystem Respiration Using Stable Isotopes
  • Sophia Chernikova (Colorado State University, Cellular and Molecular Radiobiology): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Priscilla Cooper; Role in Base Excision Repair in Mammalian Cells of DNA Damage Signaling Usually Associated with Double-Strand Breaks
  • Jeffrey Dukes (Stanford University, Biology): University of Utah, James Ehleringer; Responses of Rangeland Invaders to Climate Change
  • Christine Goodale (University of New Hampshire, Natural Resources): Carnegie Institution of Washington, Chris Field; Effects of Land Use Change on Carbon Cycling
  • Len Pennacchio (Stanford University, Biological Sciences): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Edward Rubin; A Genomic Approach to Identify Genes Involved in Neurological Disease
  • Derek Radisky (University of Utah, Pathology): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Mina Bissell; Molecular Characterization of the Mechanism of BCE-1 Activation
  • Karah Street (University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Cellular and Structural Biology): Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Thompson; Role of RAD51B in Recombinational Repair of Radiation Damage
  • Xiling Wu (Mayo Clinic Medical School, Pharmacology): Los Alamos National Laboratory, David Chen; Identification of DNA-PK Substrates in DNA Double-Strand Break Repair
  • Xuqiong Wu (University of Virginia, Physiology): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu; SATBI-Mediated Transcription Regulation Complex at Methylated DNA

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