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Brown Biologist Wins NSF's Waterman Award
March 14, 2011
Biologist Casey Dunn is this year's winner of the National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award. Dunn's work on animal evolution and the origins of biological complexity, particularly with deep-sea creatures called siphonophores, holds clues about how complex multicellular organisms, including humans, were formed.
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