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Coronavirus researcher David Veesler, PhD, associate professor of Biochemistry at the UW School of Medicine, is among the 31 finalists for the 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists.

The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences announced the finalists on June 1 for the world’s largest unrestricted prize honoring early career scientists and engineers. The honorees were chosen from a highly competitive pool of 309 nominees from 150 leading universities and scientific institutions from 38 states across the United States.

Veesler is recognized for his discoveries on the structure of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. His findings have had a resounding impact on the understanding and treatment of the virus.

From the finalists, three winners will be named June 29.

Read more on the UW Medicine Newsroom.