Dr. Harmit Malik, an evolutionary geneticist in the Basic Sciences Division, is the recipient of a 2004 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and a 2004 Kimmel Scholar Award from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research.
Malik is one of 15 scientists in the country to receive this year's Kimmel award, which provides a total of $200,000 in research support for two years.
The foundation's goal is to improve the basic understanding of cancer biology and to develop new methods for the prevention and treatment of cancer.
The Sloan fellowship provides at total of $40,000 in research support for two years. Sloan fellowships are intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members from the United States and Canada in chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience and physics.