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Ming-Yang Ho awarded the Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology

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25 January 2017 — Ming-Yang Ho, a student in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Plant Biology, is this year’s recipient of the Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology. It is awarded to an outstanding graduate student by the Eberly College of Science each year.

A college-wide committee reviews the nominations and makes their decision based upon academic and research achievements while at Penn State. Ming-Yang performs his research under the direction of biochemistry and molecular biology professor, Donald Bryant.

Donald Bryant, Ernest C. Pollard Professor of Biotechnology and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State University nominated Ming-Yang for the award that he received at the 2017 Marker Lecture in Genetic Engineering. Dr. Bryant states that he nominated Ming-Yang for this award because of his exceptional productivity and his original contributions to studies on the mechanism of far-red light photo acclimation in cyanobacteria. His research has already produced four first-author publications: a featured research article in Science in July 2016, two papers published last fall in Photosynthesis Research, and an invited article submitted for publication in Current Opinions on Plant Biology.

Congratulations, Ming-Yang for the outstanding achievement!