Gokcumen wins Human Biology Lasker Award

Omer Gokcumen.

Omer Gokcumen

A paper, published by Dr. Omer Gokcumen, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, and Dr. Eaaswarkhanth Muthukrishnan, Postdoctoral Associate in Gokcumen's Lab, has been awarded the annual Gabriel W. Lasker Award for the best original scientific article published in the journal, Human Biology. The award was created to recognize Professor Lasker's more than 40 years of service as Editor in Chief and consulting editor of Human Biology. The Lasker Award will be formally presented by the AAAG during the 2017 AAPA meetings in Atlanta.

The Lasker Award is presented to the author(s) of the article published during the previous year that contributes the most to the field of anthropological genetics in its broadest sense.