Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering Founding Director and Core Faculty Member Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., has been named a recipient of the 2022 NIMS Award from The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan. Selected as one of three scientists to receive the award this year, NIMS will present the honor to those scientists who have demonstrated outstanding…
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Eviatar Yemini, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology, is one of 13 investigators nationally to receive a 2022 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience. Through a partnership with the Simons Foundation, the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund supports early career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The three-year awards…
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BRIDGE Innovation & Business Development at UMass Chan Medical School has awarded $2.2 million to seven faculty-led biomedical research projects. The BRIDGE Fund supports critical research milestones that will expedite the advancement of discoveries and technological advances into viable commercial products for diagnosing and treating human diseases. A dozen project finalists presented to an external advisory board comprised of biomedical industry…
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Four researchers with MIT ties — Juncal Arbelaiz, Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, Sandya Subramanian, and Hannah Zlotnick ’17 — have been honored with competitive Schmidt Science Fellowships. Created in 2017, the fellows program aims to bring together the world’s brightest minds “to solve society’s toughest challenges.” The four MIT-affiliated researchers are among 29 Schmidt Science Fellows from around the world who will…
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McGovern Institute Fellows Omar Abudayyeh and Jonathan Gootenberg have been named the inaugural recipients of the Termeer Scholars Awards, which recognize “emerging biomedical researchers that represent the future of the biotechnology industry.” The Termeer Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on connecting life science innovators and catalyzing the creation of new medicines.
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Violeta Durán Laforet, PhD, a postdoc in the lab of Dorothy P. Schafer, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology, has been awarded two fellowships totaling $375,000 to support her research into how cells in the brain affect aging. The new funding is from the BrightFocus Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Alzheimer’s Disease Research, which supports young researchers in their final stages of…
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Awards & Recognitions: June 2022

Christopher A. Walsh, the Bullard Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, has been named one of four recipients of this year’s Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. Awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Prize honors scientists for transformative breakthroughs in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. Every other year, three $1 million prizes are…
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MIT Provost Cynthia Barnhart has announced three Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grants to support bold research projects across diverse areas of study including biology, engineering, and the humanities. The three grants honor the visionary and bold thinking in the winning proposals of the following nine researchers: John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Electrical Engineering and…
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The Pew Charitable Trusts has selected Whitehead Institute Member Ankur Jain to be a 2022 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The Pew program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise who work in areas of science relevant to the advancement of human health. Jain, who joined the Whitehead Institute faculty in 2019, is one of 22 scientists selected…
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