Allon Klein, Harvard Medical School, and Aviv Regev, Genentech Research and Early Development, will receive the inaugural James Prize in Science and Technology Integration. Klein and Regev are known for their advancement of molecular biology, engineering, statistics and computer science, and their integrated use in research. Their simultaneous endeavors have resulted in far-reaching acceptance and application of massively-parallel single-cell genomics to investigate…
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Two MD/PhD students in the lab of Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, associate professor of medicine, have each received Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards from the National Institutes of Health for their projects analyzing the ways a host recognizes bacteria that can cause disease. Nick Peterson and Samantha Tse were awarded these highly competitive grants. The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA program is to…
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The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is excited to announce the third cohort of fellows to receive support from the Aramont Fund for Emerging Science Research. The Fund provides fellowships for exceptional early-career scholars. The awardees were nominated by the deans of their respective schools, who were invited to suggest the names of especially promising early-career faculty and…
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Two MIT neuroscientists have received grants from the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation to screen for genes that could help brain cells withstand Parkinson’s disease and to map how gene expression changes in the brain in response to drugs of abuse. Myriam Heiman, an associate professor in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and a core member of the…
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Kimmie Ng, MD, MPH, the director of The Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, received a grant from the Colorectal Cancer Alliance for a study on the microbiome and anti-tumor immunity in patients with young-onset colorectal cancer. The three-year grant totaling $300,000 is made possible through the Chris4Life Research Program. Patients with colorectal cancer are considered young-onset…
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Gordon Freeman, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization announced on December 8, 2020. The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of…
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Six Harvard Medical School scientists and clinicians have been elected by their peers as 2020 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). They are among this year’s 489 members awarded this honor by virtue of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The honor comes with an expectation that recipients maintain the highest standards of…
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Six MIT faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The new fellows are among a group of 489 AAAS members elected by their peers in recognition of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science. A virtual induction ceremony for the new fellows will be held on Feb. 13, 2021. Nazli…
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Web of Science Group has announced its Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list, which identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™…
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57 Mass General Investigators Named Highly Cited Researchers of 2020

Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science Group recently released their annual list of Highly Cited Researchers, and we are pleased to announce that 57 investigators from the Mass General Research Institute made the list. According to Web of Science Group, the Highly Cited Researchers list identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple papers, highly cited by…
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