Erez Lieberman-Aiden, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Applied Mathematics in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and Mamta Tahiliani, a research fellow in pathology at Harvard Medical School who received her Ph.D. in immunology from Harvard in 2009, are two of 13 graduate students from institutes throughout North America who have been chosen to receive the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, sponsored by the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The awards, given in recognition of outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences, are presented on the basis of the quality, originality, and significance of students’ work.

Lieberman-Aiden and Tahiliani will participate in a scientific symposium along with the other winners on May 7 at the Hutchinson Center in Seattle. The symposium will include scientific presentations by all awardees as well as poster presentations by Hutchinson Center graduate students.

The award, established in 2000, honors the late Harold M. Weintraub, a founding member of the center’s Basic Sciences Division, who in 1995 died from brain cancer at age 49.