PNAS Cozzarelli Prize Awarded to Ben K. D. Pearce and Dr. Ralph Pudritz
Congratulations to PhD student Ben K. D. Pearce and his supervisor Dr. Ralph Pudritz who were awarded the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) Cozzarelli Prize for their paper entitled "Origin of the RNA World: the Fate of Nucleobases in Warm Little Ponds". This incredibly prestigious award is given to 6 papers in PNAS each year that are deemed to be of outstanding scientific excellence and originality. Ben will be attending the prize ceremony in Washington, DC at the end of April. A full press release which includes a link to the original paper can be found here: https://brighterworld.mcmaster.ca/articles/mcmaster-researchers-win-prize-for-ground-breaking-paper-exploring-origins-of-life-on-earth/.
Congratulations again to Ben and Dr. Pudritz!