Ronald R. Breaker, Ph.D., Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has received the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in Molecular Biology, one of 15 awards given annually by the NAS to honor pathbreaking research in a range of disciplines. Breaker shares the $25,000 award, which is supported by Pfizer, with Ohio State University’s Tina M. Herkin, Ph.D., for their work on novel RNA gene-control elements.