Chris Wostenberg receives Paul Berg Prize

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Chris Wostenberg receives Paul Berg Prize

Chris Wostenberg (left) with faculty member Scott Showalter

17 December 2010

Chris Wostenberg, a graduate student in Scott Showalter’s group, has been selected to receive the 2010 Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology. This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding student in molecular biology who has completed his or her second or third year of graduate study.  The exceptional achievements of Paul Berg in the field of molecular biology bestow considerable prestige to this prize.

Wostenberg is from Cypress, CA and received his undergraduate degree from the California State University at Long Beach. His research investigating protein-RNA interactions involved in the miRNA processing pathway utilizes biophysical techniques such as NMR spin relaxation, molecular dynamic simulations and electrophoretic mobility shift assays.