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September 19, 2007

Dana Pe'er Receives 2007 NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Dana Pe'er has been presented with the 2007 NIH Director's New Innovator Award (http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/sep2007/od-18a.htm). Part of an NIH Roadmap for Medical Research initiative, this award recognizes outstanding scientists who are "well-positioned to make significant — and potentially transformative — discoveries in a variety of areas.”

This award, proposed by NIH Director, Elias A. Zerhoni, MD was created to help new scientists fund highly innovative approaches to major research challenges that could lead to significant medical advances.

Dr. Pe'er is assistant professor of biological sciences at Columbia University, a member of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics and an investigator at the MAGNet Center. She utilizes computational and biotechnology approaches to understand how a cell’s regulatory network processes signals and how the signal processing goes wrong in cancer.