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Nelson Awarded Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering

Celeste Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been named one of 20 new Packard Fellows for 2008, across all fields of science and engineering. The David and Lucille Packard Foundation established the prestigious Fellowships for Science and Engineering program 20 years ago to provide “no-strings-attached funding for scientific discovery”, currently totaling $875,000 per Fellow over a five-year period, to exceptional younger faculty members selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers. As a Packard Fellow, Professor Nelson will examine the relative roles of biochemical and mechanical gradients in branching morphogenesis and fibrosis of the mammary gland.