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Monday, December 04, 2006

DeRisi recognized for his research and OA work

Joseph DeRisi has won this year's Alumni Achievement Award from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in part for his work on OA.  From the citation: 

Joseph DeRisi is best known for his work leading to the identification of the type of virus involved in the SARS outbreak, prompting USA Today to describe him as a “rock star” of science. A Crown College graduate, DeRisi received his B.A. in biochemistry and molecular biology from UCSC in 1992 and later earned his Ph.D. at Stanford. In 2004, he was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow --the no-strings-attached $500,000 award often called a “genius grant.”

DeRisi has been a strong supporter of free and open access to scientific discoveries, posting his results online and in journals supporting open access....

Congratulations, Joseph!