2023 Fowler Award in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences: Applications Due by 2/15

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Joanna Fowler

Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS), in partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Chemistry Division, has announced the application deadline for the 2023 Joanna Fowler Award in the Chemical and Biochemical Sciences is Feb. 15.

This award is given annually to an outstanding early career (postdoctoral research associate or graduate student) woman scientist who has advanced the chemical or biochemical sciences through research conducted at, or in collaboration with, Brookhaven Lab. 

Apply for the Joanna Fowler Award

The awardee(s) will be invited to present a lecture hosted by the Chemistry Division, at which the award will be presented.

The award will recognize one or more young women scientists annually for work conducted while she is/was a graduate student or a postdoctoral research associate associated with the Lab, as a Lab-funded graduate student or research associate, or as a user at a Lab user facility.

Candidates may be based at a U.S. or international institution of higher education or at a U.S. National Laboratory (including Brookhaven) during the period of the work that is recognized. Candidates can be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals.

Candidates can be either postdoctoral research associates or graduate students doing research in any chemistry or biochemistry subfield (e.g., biology, chemical engineering, material science).

About Joanna Fowler

Fowler has made significant contributions to brain research and the understanding of diseases such as addiction, which she has studied using positron emission tomography (PET), an imaging technique that measures the concentration and movement of a positron-emitting radioisotope in living tissue.

A member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Fowler has won numerous awards for her research, including the American Chemical Society’s Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Award in 2011; the National Medal of Science, the NAS Award in Chemical Sciences, the New York State Distinguished Woman Award, and induction into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame, all in 2009; the Glen T. Seaborg Award for Nuclear and Radiochemistry in 2002; the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal in 1998; the Society for Nuclear Medicine’s Paul C. Aebersold Award and the U.S. Department of Energy’s E.O. Lawrence Award in 1997; and the Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest in 1988.

Fowler worked in the Chemistry, Medical Science, and Biosciences Departments at Brookhaven Lab as a Senior Chemist. She has held the positions of Director of the Lab’s PET Program, Adjunct Professor of the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University (SBU), Adjunct Professor of the Biomedical Engineering Department at SBU, and Adjunct Professor of the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She first joined Brookhaven Lab in 1969 as a research associate for the Medical and Chemistry Departments. At present, she is Senior Scientist Emeritus in the Biology Department.

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