December 2, 2011
Hertz Fellow Erez Lieberman-Aiden received $25,000 for his work on three dimensional genome sequencing.
GE Healthcare & Science/AAAS created the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists. Since 1995, the aim of the prize has been to recognize outstanding PhD graduate students from around the world and reward their research in the field of molecular biology.
Erez grew up in New York City and studied mathematics, physics, and philosophy at Princeton University. He received a PhD from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was advised by Eric Lander and Martin Nowak. He is currently a Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and visiting faculty at Google.