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Avalos Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

José L. Avalos, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been named a 2016 Sloan Fellow  in Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology.  The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation established the Fellowships in 1955 to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded “in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field”, and come with a $50,000 unrestricted research grant.  As a Sloan Fellow, Avalos will pursue aspects of mitochondrial engineering that will impact fields ranging from microbial cell factories for the sustainable production of fuels, chemicals or drugs, to human metabolic and mitochondrial disorders.  For additional information, see the Sloan Foundation website for .pdf versions of both a press release, and the full-page announcement which appeared February 23 in the New York Times (page A7).

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