Congratulations to Andrew Knoll, awarded the International Prize for Biology of Japan Society. Created in 1985 to honor the 60-year reign of Emperor Shōwa of Japan and his support of biology, the annual award is considered one of the most prestigious honors a natural scientist can receive.
The Committee on the International Prize for Biology (chaired by Dr. Hiroo Imura, Acting Vice President, the Japan Academy) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science awarded the 34th (2018) International Prize for Biology to Prof. Knoll in the specialization of Paleontology. Previous Harvard awardees include E.O. Wilson and Ernst Mayr.