The Academy of Science-St. Louis recently honored Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for his leadership in science and three researchers at the School of Medicine for their work as outstanding scientists.
The medical school faculty honored were Susan K. Dutcher, professor of genetics and of cell biology and physiology; Anne M. Fagan, professor of neurology; and Samantha A. Morris, assistant professor of developmental biology and of genetics.
Each year, the academy seeks nominations of outstanding women and men in science, engineering and technology who are known worldwide for their scientific contributions to research, industry and quality of life. Those recognized also have a record of excellence in communicating with the public, mentoring colleagues or both.
The awards, given in April, represent recognition by St. Louis’ scientific community, the academy’s board of trustees and Academy of Science-St. Louis members.