Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and an associate investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been chosen to receive the 2001 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry. This award, one of three to be presented by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Biological Chemistry in August, recognizes an individual who has accomplished outstanding research in biochemistry that reflects unusual independence and originality. Doudna’s work is aimed at determining the structural basis of RNA catalysis using X-ray crystallography and biochemistry.