March 24, 2020
Margaret Gardel, Professor in the Department of Physics and Director of the Material Research Science and Engineering Center at University of Chicago, was awarded the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics to young investigators under the age of 45. Her work investigates how cells sense mechanical forces and respond to those forces with chemical activity.
An international committee selected Prof. Gardel as one of the two 2020 awardees of Sackler Prize. The second awardee is Prof. Robert Best from National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics is administered by Tel Aviv University. It has been established through the generosity of Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Beverly Sackler to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence. This year an amount of $50,000 will be shared equally between the laureates. The prize is intended to promote originality and excellence of research in the field of Biophysics. Congratulations, Prof. Gardel!