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Released: 06/02/22
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Elisa Izaurralde Award

Congratulations to molecular biologist Luisa Cochella for receiving the 2022 Elisa Izaurralde Award for Innovation in Research, Teaching and Service from the RNA Society. The RNA Society awarded Cochella for her work on the role of microRNAs in animal development, cell-type specification and cellular physiology, as well as for her mentorship and leadership in the field. Read more.

Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award

Biomedical engineer Jamie Spangler has been awarded a 2022 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The award recognizes “high-risk, high-reward” research that has the potential to impact cancer prevention, diagnosis or treatment. By developing novel antibody therapeutics, Spangler aims to increase the number of people with cancer who benefit from immunotherapies. Read more.

Stein Innovation Award

Neuroscientist Alex Kolodkin was awarded a Research to Prevent Blindness Stein Innovation Award. The award provides funding for high-risk and innovative research aimed at understanding vision and ways that it can be altered. Kolodkin will use the award to study visual system development and inherited diseases that compromise eye movement in response to image motion. Read more.

Gruber Genetics Prize

Congratulations to biologist Geraldine Seydoux for receiving the 2022 Gruber Genetics Prize from the Gruber Foundation. Seydoux shares the prize with Ruth Lehmann, Ph.D., of the Whitehead Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and James Priess, Ph.D., of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for their work studying germ cell biology. Read more.


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