Llinas receives young investigator award

April 3, 2006 10:44 a.m.

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has selected Manuel Llinas to receive a 2006 Beckman Young Investigators Award, a program that provides research support to the nation's most promising young faculty members in the chemical and life sciences.

Llinas, an assistant professor of molecular biology and member of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was among 24 scientists selected for the award. His research project is titled "Identifying Key Regulators of the Plasmodium Falciparum Transcriptome Using Whole-Genome Approaches."

Llinas earned a 1999 Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology at the University of California-Berkeley and did postdoctoral work in the lab of Joseph DeRisi at the University of California-San Francisco. He joined the Princeton faculty in 2005.