Announcements

As neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS, continue to rise as a leading cause of death worldwide, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launched the Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. This collaboration brings scientists together from across research…

2020 Tom Kadesch Prize in Genetics  In 2011, the Department of Genetics established the “Tom Kadesch Prize in Genetics” to honor the legacy of our friend and colleague Dr. Tom Kadesch. Dr. Kadesch was a member of the Genetics Department from 1984…

The Department of Genetics is pleased to recognize the winners of the 2020 Kaushal Family Awards in Genetics, which recognizes excellence in genetic research through publication by a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow. While we received many…

Recipients of this highly competitive program are awarded $500,000 over five years to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are…

This award is intended for outstanding members of the SMBE community who are in the early stages of an independent research career. The primary signal of research excellence is a trajectory of innovative, creative and…

Arjun Raj and Ophir Shalem receive funding to study key questions about SARS-CoV-2 and its cellular effects. Their team, along with Sydney Shaffer and Sarah Cherry, will focus on finding coronavirus fast—and following where it goes….

Congratulations to Jorge Henao-Mejia, Sarah Henrickson and Golnaz Vahedi for receiving a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative award to study inflammation’s role in childhood obesity. Learn more here. 

Ophir Shalem, a recipient of a National Institutes of Health Innovator Award, follows up on his grant DP2 GM137416, entitled “Direct and Rapid Control of Proteins at Scale.” You can read more here.

Erica Korb, an assistant professor of Genetics and member of the Epigenetics Institute, has been selected as a 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. This award recognizes and rewards early-career scholars that have…

In a recent paper in Immunity, Assistant Professor Golnaz Vahedi, and her team reveal DNA misfolding in white blood cells increases the risk for Type 1 diabetes. This finding is an important step in identifying…

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