Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Co-Founder Lucy Shapiro Awarded National Medal of Science
1/18/2013 9:13:11 AM
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anacor Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANAC) today announced that its co-founder and board member, Dr. Lucy Shapiro was named as a recipient of the National Medal of Science, one of the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. The National Medal of Science was created by statute in 1959 and is administered for the White House by the National Science Foundation. Awarded annually, the Medal recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to science and engineering. A committee of Presidential appointees selects nominees on the basis of their extraordinary knowledge in and contributions to chemistry, engineering, computing, mathematics, or the biological, behavioral/social, and physical sciences.