NMC/LANL Joint Appointment Selected as R&D Magazine’s 2018 Scientist of the Year


The New Mexico Consortium congratulates Bette Korber, an NMC/Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) joint appointment theoretical biologist, for being named R&D Magazine’s 2018 Scientist of the Year.

Korber’s innovative HIV research has led to a first of its kind preventative HIV vaccine. This innovative vaccine is now being tested for efficacy in humans with support from the NIH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a milestone few others have reached.

Korber will receive the award at the 2018 R&D 100 Awards black-tie ceremony on Nov. 16, 2018, at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. The same event will also recognize the 2018 R&D 100 Award winners as well as R&D Magazine’s 2018 Innovator of the Year. 

This year marks the 53nd annual Scientist of the Year Award, which recognizes career accomplishments in scientific research and technology that spans nearly all disciplines from physics to medicine to chemistry.

“We selected Bette as our 2018 Scientist of the Year to recognize not only her groundbreaking contribution to the mosaic vaccine and the fight against HIV, but also for her continued commitment to trying new and innovative scientific approaches,” said Bea Riemschneider, Editorial Director, R&D Magazine. “As both an expert in computational biology and immunology, Bette is also uniquely positioned to try truly interdisciplinary approaches, and with her work she encourages others to do so, something to be celebrated in R&D.”

To read more about Beth Korber and her work, see the R&D Magazine article, R&D Magazine Announces 2018 Scientist of the Year.


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