Agilent Technologies Announces Winner of Fifth Annual Early Career Professor Award

  Agilent Technologies Announces Winner of Fifth Annual Early Career Professor
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- May 09, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the winner of the fifth
annual Agilent Early Career Professor Award:Dr. Jindan Yu,assistant
professor of medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., who will
direct $100,000 in unrestricted research funding from Agilent.

Dr. Jindan Yu, assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University,
recognized for cancer dia ...

Dr. Jindan Yu, assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University,
recognized for cancer diagnostics research. (Photo: Business Wire)

Yu joined the faculty in the department of medicine at Northwestern University
in 2009. Her research uses genomics and bioinformatics to better understand
the progression of prostate cancer. Her aim is to develop novel
prognostic/diagnostic tools and treatment strategies.

This year’s award focused on cancer diagnostics, a field of increasing
importance to Agilent, which acquired Dako, a worldwide provider of cancer
diagnostics, in June.

To qualify for the award, a professor must make significant contributions to
the subset of cancer diagnostics aimed at multi-analyte tools for proteomic
and/or genomic biomarkers in pathology. Yu has discovered several biomarkers
associated with prostate cancer.

“It’s always a great honor to have the work of a faculty member recognized,
especially early in her career,” said Jay Walsh, vice president for research
at Northwestern University. “The Office for Research congratulates Dr. Yu and
thanks Agilent Technologies for awarding her this recognition.”

“We recognize Dr. Yu for her original and important results in cancer genomics
and bioinformatics, and we are looking forward to following her future
research in cancer diagnostics,” said Jack Wenstrand, director of university
relations and external research at Agilent. “Our global call for nominations
resulted in a remarkable pool of finalists, and we congratulate Dr. Yu, winner
of this competitive award.”

The Agilent Early Career Professor Award is presented annually to recognize
and encourage excellence in measurement research. It seeks to establish strong
collaborative relationships between Agilent researchers and leading professors
early in their careers, as well as to underscore Agilent’s role as a sponsor
of university research.

More details are available at
www.agilent.com/univ_relation/profaward/index.shtml.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

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