Announcements

2016 Announcements

Dr. Jing Li was awarded Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship

Image: Dr. Jing Li was awarded Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship

Dr. Li, a postdoctoral fellow in the Springer lab, will test the hypothesis that the conformational ensemble of integrin α5β1 specifies its function, and rational perturbation of its ensemble with conformation-selective antibody or small molecules can convert its… Read Full Article »

Xing Liu and Pei-Chi Wei were awarded Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowships

Image: Xing Liu and Pei-Chi Wei were awarded Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowships

Dr. Xing Liu (left), a postdoctoral fellow in the Lieberman lab, will investigate the  underlying mechanism responsible for global mRNA decay during programmed cell death. Decay of mRNA, but not noncoding RNAs, which is triggered when the… Read Full Article »

Dr. Sadeem Ahmad was awarded Medal for Young Scientists by the Indian National Science Academy

Image: Dr. Sadeem Ahmad was awarded Medal for Young Scientists by the Indian National Science Academy

The Medal for Young Scientist is awarded annually by the Indian National Science Academy to young scientists of extraordinary promise and creativity who made notable research contributions in Science and Technology. Dr. Ahmad, a postdoctoral fellow in the… Read Full Article »

Dr. Cheng-Sheng Lee was awarded the Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship

Image: Dr. Cheng-Sheng Lee was awarded the Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship

During this fellowship Dr. Lee will investigate how recombination activating gene endonuclease (RAG) mediates recombination between bona fide RAG recognition sequences (RRSs). Specifically, Dr. Lee will examine the mechanism of RAG tracking, a model originally proposed… Read Full Article »

Dr. Isabel Beerman awarded a NIH Career Development Grant (K01) from the National Institute of Aging

Image: Dr. Isabel Beerman awarded a NIH Career Development Grant (K01) from the National Institute of Aging

Dr. Beerman, an Instructor in Pediatrics in Dr. Derrick Rossi's laboratory, has received a five-year career development award to establish the potential of aged blood cells to be reprogrammed to cells with hematopoietic stem cell function. 

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Dr. Huan Chen Received the Career Development Fellowship from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Image: Dr. Huan Chen Received the Career Development Fellowship from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

During this fellowship Dr. Chen, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Fred Alt, will elucidate the mechanistic components and physiologic function of alternative end joining (A-EJ), a DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair pathway that… Read Full Article »

Fred Alt Received Willian Silen Lifetime Achivement in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

Image: Fred Alt Received Willian Silen Lifetime Achivement in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School

Dr. Frederick W. Alt received William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School in recognition of Dr. Alt's impact on professional development and career advancement in research.

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Dr. Allison Bialas was awarded the Jeffrey Modell Prize

Image: Dr. Allison Bialas was awarded the Jeffrey Modell Prize

Dr. Allison Bialas is this year's recipient of the Jeffrey Modell Prize for outstanding postdoctoral fellow within the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 

Allison is a 3rd year postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr.… Read Full Article »

Denisa Wagner Received Willian Harvey Medal from William Harvey Institute. London, UK

Image: Denisa Wagner Received Willian Harvey Medal from William Harvey Institute. London, UK

Dr. Denisa Wagner was honored with the William Harvey Medal during the 30th Anniversary Conference of the William Harvey Research Institute. Dr. Wagner also gave the Derek Willoughby Lecture

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Congratulations to Alvin Lu

Image: Congratulations to Alvin Lu

Congratulations to Alvin Lu, a graduate student in the Wu lab for a successful defense of his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Assembly and Regulation of the Inflammasome Governed by a Unified Polymerization Mechanism".

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Congratulations to Rohit Panchakshari

Image: Congratulations to Rohit Panchakshari

Congratulations to Rohit Panchakshari, a graduate student in the Alt lab for a successful defense of his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Investigating Mechanisms of DNA Double Strand Break joining of Switch regions during IgH Class Switch Recombination".

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Dr. Liman Zhang and Dr. Zhaoqing Ba were awarded the Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Dr. Ba, a postdoctoral fellow in Frederick Alt's lab, will investigate the mechanisms that mediate the intra-locus and inter-locus regulation of V(D)J recombination at Ig kappa and Ig lambda loci during B cell development, and identify RAG off-target activities genome-wide. This work will provide new insights into mechanisms of chromosomal translocations associated with leukemias and lymphomas and… Read Full Article »

Minchul Kim was awarded National Research Service Award (F32) by the NIH

Image: Minchul Kim was awarded National Research Service Award (F32) by the NIH

Minchul Kim will investigate molecular mechanisms of totipotency,  a transient developmental state which possesses the ability to differentiate into both placental and embryonic tissues. Using the phenomenon that cultured embryonic stem cells include a subpopulation of… Read Full Article »