Scripps Jupiter Professor Named Finalist for National Award

A Scripps professor in Jupiter helping to fight deadly diseases has been named a finalist for an award recognizing the nation’s top scientists under age 42.

Matthew Disney, a professor on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute, has been named one of 30 national finalists for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists in the Chemistry category.

Disney’s work has been aimed at helping fight diseases such as dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Winners in life sciences, chemistry and physical sciences and engineering will be announced in late June. Each laureate will receive an unrestricted cash prize of $250,000, described as the largest prize of its kind for early career scientists.

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