Cech earns lifetime achievement award

By Staff

Cech (Photo by Glenn Asakawa)

Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Professor Thomas Cech received the Colorado BioScience Association's Lifetime Achievement honor during a presentation at the group's annual awards dinner Nov. 10.

Cech is director of the new Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology and investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. A leader in the bioscience industry, Cech has earned numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in 1989, for his work that includes studies of DNA and RNA.