Marisa Bartolomei and Celeste Simon have been elected into the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Cell and Developmental Biology now has five NAS members, all of whom are women. Please read this article for more information on their research and achievements. Congratulations!!
Ken Zaret, Ph.D., has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Ken is known for discovering the first “pioneer factor”, which are transcription factors that can directly bind condensed chromatin. The concept of a pioneer factor, as formulated by Ken, is that only a small subset of transcription factors has the capacity to bind to condensed chromatin and pave the way for other transcription factors to bind. Pioneer factors are therefore critical determinants of when and where […]
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) today announced its newly elected class of Fellows of the AACR Academy, and it includes Shelley Berger and Celeste Simon. Congratulations! The mission of the AACR Academy is to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer. Fellows of the AACR Academy serve as a global brain trust of top contributors to cancer science and medicine who help advance the mission of the AACR to prevent […]
The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) is pleased to announce Rajan Jain, MD, as the recipient of the 2021 Donald Seldin~Holly Smith Award for Pioneering Research. Dr. Jain will receive an unrestricted award of $30,000 to advance his academic efforts and will deliver a scientific talk at the 2022 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting. You can read more about Dr. Jain’s research here.