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Three VP&S Scientists Selected as Paul A. Marks Scholars
Three early-career scientists at VP&S—X. Shawn Liu (Physiology & Cellular Biophysics), Xuebing Wu (Medicine), and Nikhil Sharma (Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics)—are 2021 Paul Marks Scholars.
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New Grant Awardees Push Innovation in Precision Medicine
The annual Precision Medicine Pilot Grants have been awarded to five teams of researchers conducting innovative basic science, translational, and clinical research across multiple diseases. Recipients from DSB: Andrea Califano, Yufeng Shen, Mohammed AlQuraishi, and Xuebing Wu.
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New Award for Dennis Vitkup
Systems Biology will receive $3,829,859 over five years from the National Institute of Mental Health for “Discovery and Analysis of Brain Circuits and Cell Types Affected in Autism and Schizophrenia.” The project will be led by Dennis Vitkup, PhD, and Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD.
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Melissa McKenzie Receives ‘Pathway to Independence’ NIH Award
Congratulations to Melissa McKenzie, PhD, a second-year postdoctoral research scientist in the lab of Chaolin Zhang, PhD for her K99/R00 “Pathway to Independence” award. This honor supports her goal to identify how alternative RNA splicing networks influence cortical interneuron specification.
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Xuebing Wu, PhD, Wins Pershing Square Sohn Prize
Dr. Wu, assistant professor of systems biology and of medicine, has been awarded the 2021 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. Dr. Wu seeks to bridge the discovery of basic mechanisms of gene regulation with the development of novel therapeutics for human diseases, focusing on cancer and cardiometabolic diseases.