Recently, the US National Institutes of Health announced the winners of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. This award is aimed at “supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity, who propose pioneering – and possibly transforming – approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research”. These ‘awards’ are not for past achievements, but function as a grant for future research.
This year’s recipients included the following Faculty Members:
- Anne Brunet, Stanford University, Faculty Member in Cell Biology – for her project “Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of longevity”
- Edward M Marcotte, University of Texas, Faculty Member in Genomics & Genetics – for his project “Next-generation proteomics: massively parallel single-molecule protein identification & quantification”
- Yi Tang, University of California Los Angeles, Faculty Member in Chemical Biology – for his project “Rediscovering natural chemical diversity”
Our congratulations to you all!