Bridging fundamental RNA biology, retroviral replication, and oncogenesis: Karen Beemon wins the 2007 Retrovirology Prize.
Bottom Line: The 2007 M.Jeang Retrovirology Prize has been awarded to Dr. Karen L.Beemon.
The 2007 M. Jeang Retrovirology Prize has been awarded to Dr. Karen L. Beemon.
Mentions: The Retrovirology Prize, awarded annually, recognizes an outstanding mid-career retrovirologist aged 45 to 60 [1,2]. The prize, supported by the Ming K. Jeang Foundation, alternates between HIV and non-HIV research. In 2005, Dr. Stephen P. Goff was the prize winner ; and last year, Dr. Joseph G. Sodroski was recognized for his HIV research . The 2007 awardee of the Retrovirology prize is Dr. Karen L. Beemon (Figure 1).