Marija Zanic is one of fifteen scientists in the chemical and biological sciences to be named a 2016 Searle Scholar. Each researcher is awarded $300,000 in flexible funding to support his or her work during the next three years. Searle Scholars are selected for their potential to make significant contributions to chemical and biological research over the course of their careers. The Program’s Scientific Director appoints an Advisory Board of eminent scientists who choose the Scholars based on rigorous standards aimed at finding the most creative talent interested in pursuing an academic research career. This year, 196 applications were considered from nominations by 137 universities and research institutions. Read more here.