Dr. Mokalled has received the H.W. Mossman Award

  Congratulations to Dr. Mayssa Mokalled! Dr. Mokalled has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the H.W. Mossman Award in Developmental Biology. This award recognizes investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to the field of developmental biology, and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments.

Dr. David Ornitz received an award from the CDI

Congratulations to Dr. David Ornitz! David M. Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D., Alumni Endowed Professor of Developmental Biology, Dr. David T Curiel, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology; Director Therapeutics Center, Dr. Igor P. Dmitriev, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Dr. Kel Vin Woo, M.D., Ph.D., Pediatric Cardiology Fellow, received a three-year, $450,000 grant […]

Brian Lananna received the 2019 John E. Majors Award

Congratulations to Brian Lananna, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Shin Imai’s Lab! Brian received the 2019 John E. Majors Award in honor of Dr. John Majors. The Majors award was created in 2018 to recognize the outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching. Dr. Johns Majors was a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular […]

Dr. David Ornitz has received a grant award from the Hope Center

Congratulations to Dr. David Ornitz! David M. Ornitz, M.D., Ph.D.,  Alumni Endowed Professor of Developmental Biology and Dr. Robert Gereau, Ph.D., the Dr. Seymour and Rose T Brown Prof of Anesthesiology received a two-year, $100,000 grant award from the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders starting January 1, 2020, for their project entitled “Determining the pathogenic […]

Dr. Samantha Morris has received 3 new awards

Congratulations to Dr. Samantha Morris, Professor of Developmental Biology and Genetics, on her three new awards! Two year $183,334 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative award as a sub-agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital beginning July 1, 2019 for her project entitled “Single-cell resolution of cell lineages and states based on chromatin accessibility combined with CellTagging or somatic mutations”. […]

Brian Egan has been selected to receive the Boime Fellowship

Congratulations to Brian Egan! Brian Egan, graduate student in Dr. Kerry Kornfeld’s Lab, has been selected to receive the 2019-2020 Irving Boime Graduate Student Fellowship! This fellowship is made possible by scientific discoveries by Professor Boime and his trainees that extend longevity of proteins in vivo and led to development of Elonva, a recombinant human […]

Dr. David Ornitz has been elected a 2019 AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. David Ornitz, Alumni Endowed Professor of Developmental Biology! He has been elected a 2019 AAAS Fellow. “In order to be considered for the rank of Fellow, a AAAS member must be nominated by three previously elected Fellows, the steering group of a AAAS section, or the organization’s CEO. Nominations go through a […]

Dr. Mokalled has received a grant award from The NIH/NINDS

Mayssa Mokalled, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, has received a five-year, $1,936,562 grant award from The NIH/NINDS starting 9/30/2019 for her project entitled “Mechanisms of glial bridging and neurogenesis during spinal cord regeneration in zebrafish”

Dr. Thor Theunissen has received New Innovator Award from the NIH

Dr. Thorold Theunissen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology has received a five-year $2,361,375 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences beginning September 30, 2019 for his project entitled “Resolving epigenetic instability during pluripotent state transitions: a roadmap for exploiting the biomedical potential of dynamic human stem […]

Dr. Kristen L. Kroll has received a one-year subaward

Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Kroll! Dr. Kristen L. Kroll, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Developmental Biology has received a one-year $150,000 subaward through Harvard Medical School, Undiagnosed Disease Network beginning July 1, 2019 for her project entitled “Using human pluripotent stem cell models to evaluate pathogenicity and define disease mechanisms for ZNF292 variant found in UDN373964”.

Lila Solnica-Krezel received the Nusslein-Volhard Award

Congratulations to Dr. Lilianna Solnica-Krezel! Lila Solnica-Krezel, the Alan A and Edith L Wolff Distinguished Professor and Head of Developmental Biology, received the Nusslein-Volhard Award at the 2019 International Zebrafish Society meeting! The Nusslein-Volhard Award is from the European Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine (EuFishBioMed).

Andrea Scharf has received the Viktor Hamburger Award

Congratulations to Andrea Scharf, Staff Scientist in Dr. Kerry Kornfeld’s Lab! Andrea received the Viktor Hamburger Award for Best Postdoc Oral Presentation for her talk entitled “How to get old in a population – a systems approach to aging”.

Wookyung Kim has received the Rita Levi-Montalcini Award

Congratulations to Wookyung Kim, Postdoc in Dr. Andrew Yoo’s Lab! Wookyung received the Rita Levi-Montalcini  Award for Best Postdoc Poster Presentation for her poster entitled “Epigenetic mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in patient-derived neurons of Huntington’s Disease ”.

Tracey Hermanstyne has received the Viktor Hamburger Award

Congratulations to Tracey Hermanstyne, Instructor in Dr. Jeanne Nerbonne’s Lab! Tracey received the Viktor Hamburger Award for Best Instructor Oral Presentation for her talk entitled “The physiological role of Kv12 Channels in regulating SCN neuronal excitability and behavior”.

Kitra Cates has received the Rita Levi-Montalcini Award

Congratulations to Kitra Cates, Graduate Student in Dr. Andrew Yoo’s Lab! Kitra received the Rita Levi-Montalcini  Award for Best Student Poster Presentation for her poster entitled “The non-coding RNA 7SK mediates neuronal cell fate specification”.