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July 29, 2004
Finnell-Wilson Award
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IBT Director Receives Publication Award from Teratology Society
Richard H. Finnell, Ph.D., director of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center’s Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston, was recognized by the Teratology Society at its 44th annual meeting held in Vancouver, Canada, June 26 – July 1, 2004. Dr. Finnell and Louisa S. Tang, Ph.D., won the society’s James G. Wilson Publication Award for their paper entitled “Neural and Orofacial Defects in Folbp1 Knockout Mice.” When the research was performed, Dr. Tang was a post-graduate fellow working in Dr. Finnell’s laboratory, and now she is a post-doctoral associate at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
The annual award recognizes the best paper published in the society’s journal, Teratology. Mrs. James G. Wilson, a tireless supporter of the Teratology Society through the James G. Wilson Foundation, provides resources for this prestigious award. Chosen on the basis of its originality, approach and impact, the winning publication must cover research on the mechanisms of dysmorphology and/or developmental susceptibility and have significant impact on the discipline.
The Teratology Society is a multidisciplinary scientific society founded in 1960, the members of which study the causes and biological processes leading to abnormal development and birth defects at the fundamental and clinical level, and appropriate measures for prevention.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components located in communities throughout Texas are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.
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