2015 LOUNSBERY AWARD PRESENTATION
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES | HOPI HOEKSTRA | HARVARD UNIVERSITY
The Richard Lounsbery Award is a prize given in alternate years to young (aged 45 and below) French and American scientists to recognize extraordinary scientific achievement in biology and medicine. The prize is intended to stimulate research and encourage reciprocal scientific exchanges between the United States and France.
ABOUT HOPI HOEKSTRA
Dr. Hoekstra is the recipient of the 2015 award or her work probing the molecular basis of how adaptation to novel selective pressures establishes and sustains diversity during evolution. Her tour-de-force transdisciplinary studies have illuminated a fundamental mechanism by which complex behaviors can evolve through multiple genetic changes each affecting distinct behavioral modules.