Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Yvette Fisher was recently named as a recipient of the 2022 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience. This award, from Klingenstein Philanthropies, supports early career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.
Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, Polina Lishko, was honored as one of the 2022 Great Immigrants by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This award celebrates the contributions of immigrants to American life whose actions have enriched and strengthened our society and our democracy.
Samantha Lewis, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, has received the 2022 Rennie Fund for the Study of Epilepsy from The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI).
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Eunyong Park was named one of the 2022-2023 Hellman Fellows for his project entitled "How do plants make chloroplasts? ––mechanistic study of chloroplast protein import”.
Samantha Lewis, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, was honored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences with the Best Professor Award (national) at their Juneteenth recognition event.
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Samantha Lewis was named one of the 2022-2023 Hellman Fellows for her proposal "Exploring mitochondrial DNA replication proteins in functional assemblies in vivo”.
Congratulations to the Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) 2022 Fellows in MCB: Janet Peace Babirye, Meghan Bacher, Marian Fairgrieve, and Hannah Nilsson. Every year, CEND supports graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in their research through the Irving H.
Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Structural Biology Michelle Chang has received the 2002 Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The award recognizes seminal contributions in biosynthesis and biocatalysis to advance energy and environmental science and biomedical research, and for excellence in communication.
We are excited to report that the MCB Class of 2022 campaign to raise funds for sponsored research stipends has exceeded their goal of $5,000! Thanks to the generosity of our community, more MCB students will be able to receive stipends and have transformative research experiences.