Clarivate has announced its Highly Cited Researchers™ 2022 list, which uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify individuals from across the globe who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their chosen field(s) of research. Each year’s list recognizes the authors of scientific papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in the Web of Science™ citation index over…
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Amanda Whipple Receives R35 Grant from the NIH

MCB faculty Amanda Whipple has received an R35 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the NIH. The award provides five years of funding to promising early career PIs, with the goal of ensuring recipients’ stability and flexibility as their labs branch out in pursuit of new research questions. “Receiving a five-year award from the NIH feels like a special milestone for a new lab,…
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The four inaugural recipients of the Lubin Family Foundation Scholar Award have been announced by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Richard K. Lubin Family Foundation. Lubin Scholars are among the most promising physician-scientists pursuing cancer-relevant basic or translational laboratory-based research, on track to becoming the next generation of leaders in cancer research.
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Guangping Gao, PhD, will be honored by the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association for his work in identifying the Canavan gene, revitalizing gene therapy, and his many accomplishments leading to potential treatments for Canavan disease and many rare diseases at the nonprofit organization’s “Imagine & Believe” gathering in Boston Nov. 10.
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John Dowling Honored with 2022 Muse Prize for Excellence in Ophthalmology

The 2022 Albert C. Muse Prize has been awarded to MCB’s John Dowling for extraordinary contributions to the field of ophthalmology by the Eye and Ear Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh.   “I am indeed honored to receive this prize.  It means much to me to be thought of as involved in the advancement of ophthalmology, the medical specialty of my father and brother,”…
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Adam Dionne from the Prigozhin Lab Honored with Prestigious Undergraduate Research Award

First year SEAS graduate student Adam Dionne is a 2022 LeRoy Apker Awardee for his undergraduate research in active fluid transport networks within a slime mold. Only two Apker awards, supported by the American Physical Society, are given out each year to undergraduates who have displayed excellence in research and the potential for future scientific accomplishment. Each recipient is awarded $5 thousand and is invited to…
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Congratulations to Dr. Brandon DeKosky, the 2022 James S. Huston Antibody Science Talent Award recipient! This award is given annually by The Antibody Society to an early career researcher who has made important contributions to antibody science. DeKosky and his lab have developed a suite of high-throughput single-cell platforms for large-scale analyses of adaptive immunity. Key application areas include infectious disease…
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Awards & Recognitions: October 2022

M. Charles Liberman, the HMS Harold F. Schuknecht Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, has been awarded the Scientific Grand Prize from La Fondation Pour l’Audition, one of the highest honors given in hearing science. La Fondation Pour L’Audition recognized Liberman for his pioneering work on the organization and function of the main nerve pathways connecting the…
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Steve Ramirez, a Boston University neuroscientist studying memory with the goal of improving mental health treatment, has been given an inaugural Science Diversity Leadership Award by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The awards—launched in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine—champion early- and mid-career scientists with a proven research record and a commitment to diversifying their field.
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This prize recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical research and commitment to training younger scientists. Catherine Drennan, Professor of Biology and Chemistry, has been named the recipient of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s 2023 William C. Rose Award for her outstanding contributions to biochemical research and commitment to training younger scientists.
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