FACULTY AWARD: Troyanskaya and Wysocki named finalists for Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
The New York Academy of Sciences has named Olga Troyanskaya, an associate professor of computer science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton, and Gerard Wysocki, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Princeton, as finalists in the 2011 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists competition. The annual Blavatnik Awards recognize innovative and interdisciplinary accomplishments in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering. Troyanskaya and Wysocki will each receive $10,000 for being named finalists. The winners of the Blavatnik Award, who will receive an additional monetary award, will be announced by the New York Academy of Sciences on Nov. 14.