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Russ Prize winner's visit includes stop in diabetes research lab

March 2, 2012

The diabetes research lab of biomedical engineering program faculty members Cindy Marling and Frank Schwartz was among the stops for Leroy Hood, winner of the 2011 Russ Prize in Engineering, when he visited Ohio University in late February.

Hood is director of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. His visit stemmed from his having received the Russ Prize, awarded by the National Academy of Engineering in partnership with the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology and regarded as the leading bioengineering prize in the world.

He received the $500,000 prize in recognition of developing the automated DNA sequencer, which made possible the sequencing of the human genome in just more than a decade instead of a century.

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