University of Michigan researcher wins $35,000 award for immigrant scientists
A University of Michigan Lebanese-born scientist has won a $35,000 award for his biomedical research.
The Vilcek Foundation bestowed Hashim Al-Hashimi, a Robert L. Kuczkowski Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biophysics, with its 2013 Creative Promise in Biomedical Science award for pioneering use of nuclear magnetic resonance technology.
The prize recognizes young immigrant scientists with early career achievements.
Al-Hashimi develops methods that combine nuclear magnetic resonance and computational approaches to visualize cellular molecules and processes, such as DNA replication, at an atomic resolution.
Al-Hashimi was also recognized as one of Pop Sci magazine's "brilliant 10" in 2011.
In a 2008 recommendation for a promotion, College of Literature, Science and Arts dean Terrence McDonald called Al-Hashimi "an outstanding and creative researcher, a dedicated mentor and an innovative instructor."
According to its website, the Vilcek Foundation works to raise awareness of immigrant contributions to American arts and sciences.