Enquist receives Javits award

Dec. 20, 2004 4:10 p.m.

Neurobiologist Lynn Enquist has received a Sen. Jacob Javits Award, which provides up to seven years of research funding from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Enquist was among eight investigators who received the award, which honors "exceptional scientific excellence and productivity" in research related to the brain and nervous system. The award provides guaranteed funding for four years with the possibility of an additional three years following an interim review.

Enquist, a professor of molecular biology, focuses his research on the herpes virus and how it infects the nervous system. He came to Princeton in 1993 after 20 years of research at the National Institutes of Health and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.