Cathy Cutler Wins Brookhaven Town's 2019 Women in Science Recognition Award
With Cathy Cutler, recipient of the 2019 Town of Brookhaven (TOB) Women in Science Award are, from left, Edward Romaine, TOB Supervisor; Dan Panico, Councilman (District 6); and Louis Marcoccia, TOB Receiver of Taxes. Cutler received the award for her scientific accomplishments in the field of radioisotopes. She was honored at a ceremony held at Brookhaven Town Hall on March 21.
Cathy Cutler, Director of the Medical Isotope Research & Production program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, was honored for her scientific accomplishments at Brookhaven Town’s 33rd Annual Women’s Recognition Night, held on Mar. 21 at Town Hall in Farmingville. She was among 13 women honored for their contributions to a variety of fields at a public ceremony that celebrates the significant achievements of local women during Women’s History Month.
At Brookhaven Lab, Cutler and her team collaborate on research with radiopharmaceuticals for cancer therapy, and they make radioisotopes required for this research as well. These radioisotopes would otherwise not be available but are, thanks to the high-energy Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP) that is part of the extensive particle accelerator infrastructure for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility for fundamental nuclear physics research located at Brookhaven.