Annual MCB Retreat Awards Celebrate Contributions to the Department

This year’s annual MCB departmental retreat took place in person in Falmouth, Massachusetts . Students, faculty, postdocs, and staff from the department gathered for two days of networking and team-building activities. The retreat also included the annual departmental awards ceremony, which honors the contributions of MCB community members at all levels. This year’s honorees include the MCB preceptors, MCO graduate…
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Natasha Hochberg, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (section of infectious diseases), has received the 2021 Bailey K. Ashford Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The honor is awarded annually for distinguished work in tropical medicine. Hochberg, who also is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, is one of two recipients…
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Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Marlow for receiving a grant from the DOE for his research on microbial communities. The Marlow Lab’s research seeks to understand microbial communities and how they they contribute to Earth’s environmental processes, as well as how they support life on Earth. Dr. Marlow and his team focus on microbial communities in hard to reach places, like the…
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Anand Devaiah, MD, professor of otolaryngology-head & neck surgery and neurosurgery, was elected to the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Board of Governors representing the Fellows in the Society of University Otolaryngologists. As a Specialty Society Governor, he will serve a three-year term as a liaison between the Fellows of the College and the members of the Board of Governors…
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Researchers from UMass Chan Medical School have received a five-year, $13.6 million program project grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to develop new gene therapy models for alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency, a chronic, debilitating genetic lung disease that shortens the lifespan. Individuals with AAT deficiency, an inherited genetic defect that results in severe loss of lung function,…
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Every year, the journal Nature Biotechnology releases a list of the top 20 translational researchers recognizing scientists for making their research available to the world via patents in addition to publications. Its 2020 list, released earlier this month, includes three Wyss Institute Core Faculty members: George Church, Ph.D., Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., and David Weitz, Ph.D.
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Nancy Hopkins, an MIT professor who has made significant strides in molecular biology and a tireless advocate for gender equity in science, was named the recipient of STAT’s 2021 Biomedical Innovation Award on Tuesday. “It’s very easy to forget how much progress there has been because we haven’t arrived where we’d like to be. So we see the problems that…
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Four Tufts researchers have been named to Clarivate 2021 list of the world’s most highly cited researchers. The researchers included in the list “have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers over the last decade,” according to Clarivate, an information and analytics firm focused on research. The highly cited papers rank in the top…
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The Society for Neuroscience will present its highest honor, the Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, to McGovern Institute Director Robert Desimone at its annual meeting today. The Gerard Prize is named for neuroscientist Ralph W. Gerard who helped establish the Society for Neuroscience, and honors “outstanding scientists who have made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout their careers.” Desimone will share the $30,000 prize…
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We are pleased to announce that Daniel Segrè, Professor of Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Engineering is part of the new science & technology center funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Segrè is one of the faculty members of the Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet (C-CoMP) team responsible for computational modeling of marine microbial communities. The Center…
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