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Lucks wins 2013 ONR Young Investigator Award

Monday, April 1, 2013

Professor Julius Lucks has been named a 2013 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award recipient. The ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The program aims to attract these rising stars to the Department of Navy's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. 

Lucks is one of 16 ONR Young Investigators chosen this year. He is also the third member of the Cornell CBE faculty to have received this award. Lucks' laboratory focuses on elucidating and engineering the sequence-structure-function relationship of noncoding RNAs - a class of molecules now known to play central roles in maintaining, regulating and defending the genomes of all organisms. As an ONR Young Investigator, Lucks' group will further their goals of engineering RNA regulators for precise and dynamic control of cellular function.

More information on the Lucks Lab's research can be found at - - and on the ONR YIP 2013 recipients at - .

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