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The National Academy of Sciences has honored Dr. Jay Shendure with the 2019 Richard Lounsbery Award for his pioneering work in the second wave of genomics. The award was presented with a $50,000 prize at the Academy’s annual meeting on April 28, 2019.

Shendure is a UW School of Medicine professor of genome sciences and scientific director of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Director of the Allen Discovery Center for Cell Lineage Tracing.

The award citation describes Shendure as “a pioneer and leader in genomics who has developed new technologies that make DNA sequencing faster, cheaper, and more useful — work that is transforming genetics and medicine.”

Read about Shendure and the other 2019 award recipients on the National Academy of Sciences website.