2007 MacArthur Foundation Awards
The MacArthur Foundation awards monetary prizes each year in order to provide financial assistance for selected innovators.
- Deborah Bial
- Born: 1965, education strategist, New York, N. Y.
- Peter Cole
- Born: 1957, translator/poet/publisher, Jerusalem, Israel
- Lisa Cooper
- Born: 1963, public health physician, Baltimore, Md.
- Ruth DeFries
- Born: 1956, environmental geographer, College Park, Md.
- Mercedes Doretti
- Born: 1958, forensic anthropologist, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Stuart Dybek
- Born: 1942, short story writer, Evanston, Ill.
- Marc Edwards
- Born: 1964, water quality engineer, Blacksburg, Va.
- Michael Elowitz
- Born: 1970, molecular biologist, Pasadena, Calif.
- Saul Griffith
- Born: 1974, inventor, Alameda, Calif.
- Sven Haakanson
- Born: 1966, Alutiiq curator/anthropologist/preservationist, Kodiak, Alaska
- Corey Harris
- Born: 1969, blues musician, Charlottesville, Va.
- Cheryl Hayashi
- Born: 1967, spider silk biologist, Riverside, Calif.
- My Hang Huynh
- Born: 1962, chemist, Los Alamos, N. M.
- Claire Kremen
- Born: 1960, conservation biologist, Berkeley, Calif.
- Whitfield Lovell
- Born: 1959, painter/installation artist, New York, N. Y.
- Yoky Matsuoka
- Born: 1971, neuroroboticist, Seattle, Wash.
- Lynn Nottage
- Born: 1964, playwright, Brooklyn, N. Y.
- Mark Roth
- Born: 1957, biomedical scientist, Seattle, Wash.
- Paul Rothemund
- Born: 1972, nanotechnologist, Pasadena, Calif.
- Jay Rubenstein
- Born: 1967, medieval historian, Knoxville, Tenn.
- Jonathan Shay
- Born: 1941, clinical psychiatrist/classicist, Boston, Mass.
- Joan Snyder
- Born: 1940, painter, Brooklyn, N. Y.
- Dawn Upshaw
- Born: 1960, master vocalist, Bronxville, N. Y.
- Shen Wei
- Born: 1968, choreographer, New York, N. Y.
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