b'18 Carnegie Science|Spring/Summer 2020Carnegies Richard Carlson,Steven Farber, andToby Horn Receive HonorsIn Honolulu in June, Richard Carlson,educator Toby Horn as AAAS fellows. director of Carnegies Earth and Planets,Steven Farber, a Carnegie staff received the Geochemical Societysscientist since 2004, was awarded the highest honor, the Victor Moritzhonor for distinguished contributions to Goldschmidt Award, in recognition of histhe study of lipid metabolism in a leading research into the formation of thezebrafish model and for co-development Solar System and the geologic history ofof the Science Outreach Program Project the Earth. Carlson, who has been aBioEYES. His laboratory uses the zebrafish Carnegie staff member since 1981, isto visualize biochemical processes in renowned for his use of isotopeliving embryos, which are accessible geochemistry to understand the origin andbecause they are optically clear. His team evolution of the early Solar System, thestudies lipid-modifying and transport Moon, and the Earths ancient crust. processes in the developing embryo to Richard Carlsons innovative researchunderstand numerous physiological sets a standard for scientific excellence,processes, including cardiovascular and his work has transformed ourdisease, obesity, and diabetes. BioEYES, understanding of the Earth and our Solarwhich he cofounded, has reached over System, said Carnegie Science President130,000 children worldwide. Eric D. Isaacs. This award recognizes theBiologist Toby Horn was awarded the powerful results that can be achieved whenAAAS distinction for her distinguished great scientists have the freedom andcontributions to the applications of independence to follow their curiosity,scientific research and technology to the pursue novel research approaches, andimprovement of pre-college and college-tackle some of the most significantlevel science education. She was codirector scientific questions of our time. of CASE from 2001 to 2014, when she The American Association for theretired. The academy provides hands-on Advancement of Science (AAAS) electedopportunities for Washington, D.C., students Carnegie molecular biologist Steven Farberto experience the fascination of science, Carnegies Rick Carlson, Steve Farber, and Toby Hornand retired Carnegie Academy for Scienceand provides professional development in Images courtesy Carnegie Institution for Science and Toby Horn Education (CASE) biologist and scienceSTEM for D.C. teachers.Carnegies Kamena Kostova Recognizedby NIH for Early Career ExcellenceCarnegie biologist Kamena Kostova, staff associate atcells ribosomes break down. Embryology,has been selected for the Directors EarlyRibosome damage has recently Independence Award from the National Institutes of Healthbeen linked to diseases (NIH). This award is designed to provide exceptional juniorincluding cancer and scientists with the opportunity to skip traditional post- neurodegeneration.doctoral training and move immediately into independentCongratulations to Kamena research positions. for this well-deserved Kostova is one of 13 recipients of the 2019 Earlyrecognition, said Embryology Independence Award. The recognition is part of a suite of fourdirector Yixian Zheng. that comprise the NIH directors High-Risk, High-RewardEstablished by one of my Research Program, which honors highly innovativepredecessors, Don Brown, our departments staff associate biomedical or behavioral research proposed by extraordinarilyprogram was designed to encourage early career scientists to creative scientists. take up the kind of bold, creative research pursuits laid out in Kostova specializes in studying ribosomesthe cellularCarnegies founding mission. This initiative inspired other machinery responsible for translating genetic material intoinstitutions around the country to establish similar positions protein. Her lab uses cutting-edge technology, such as CRISPR- and the NIH to create an award to support these efforts. So, it mediated genome editing, to understand how cells maintainseems particularly appropriate for Kamena to receive it now. Her ribosomal integrity and to investigate what happens when acutting-edge work is a credit to Andrew Carnegies vision.'