Alice Ting - Professor Alice Ting wins Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
Honored for her contribution to technologies for protein visualization in living cells.
February 13, 2012
Alice Y. Ting, the Ellen Swallow Richards Associate Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative
Promise in Biomedical Science.
The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise recognizes foreign-born artists and scientists who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and originality in the
early stages of their careers. Two $25,000 prizes, one in the field of biomedical science and one in a category of the arts or humanities designated by
the foundation, are awarded each year.
Ting was honored for her contribution to the problem of specific protein functioning, through site-specific protein labeling.
The cash award, accompanied by a certificate of recognition created by designer Stefan Sagmeister, is presented to each winner of the Vilcek Prize for
Creative Promise during the foundation's annual awards dinner in New York. The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise was established to encourage and
support the artistic and scientific achievements of young immigrants who often face significant challenges in their early careers, and to increase
awareness of the notable contributions made by foreign-born scholars and artists in the United States.