Chemical winners

The National Academy of Sciences has bestowed awards on five researchers working in chemistry in honor of their extraordinary contributions. MIT's JoAnne Stubbe receives the $15,000 NAS Award in Chemical Sciences for pioneering work on ribonucleotide reductases. Monsanto's Robert Fraley will receive the $25,000 NAS Award for the Industrial Application of Science for work on transgenic crops. Thomas Eisner a chemical ecologist at Cornell University will receive the $25,000 John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science. Stanley Hart of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will receive the $20,000 Arthur L. Day Prize & Lectureship for his groundbreaking work in chemical geodynamics. Angelika Amon also of MIT who works on chromosome segregation will receive the $25,000 NAS Award in Molecular Biology.