Prof. Amir Sagi is the Crustacean Society’s 2016 Excellence in Research Award Recipient. He received the award earlier this month during the Society’s winter meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to the prize ceremony, Sagi was invited to present a plenary award lecture during the midyear meeting of the society to be held June 2017 in Barcelona.
The award lecture is entitled: “TCSERA award lecture: Sexuality and cuticle assembly in crustaceans from a functional genomic perspective.”
“The selection process came from numerous outstanding candidates, and your research productivity, quality, and leadership in crustacean biology outshone them all,” wrote Society President Brian Tsukimura in the letter informing Prof. Sagi of his award.
The Crustacean Society aims to advance the study of all aspects of the biology of the Crustacea by promoting the exchange and dissemination of information throughout the world through its strong international membership.
The Lily and Sidney Oelbaum Chair in Applied Biochemistry, Sagi is a pioneering researcher. His research breakthroughs have led to a variety of solutions and opportunities from cleaning up disease-ridden bodies of water to significant commercial opportunities by creating monosex prawn populations comprising either all-males or all-females.
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