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Congratulations to Robert Kingston on his Election to the National Academy of Sciences

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Congratulations to Robert Kingston on his Election to the National Academy of Sciences

Robert Kingston is one of 84 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2016. The National Academy of Sciences, established in 1863 by Congress and President Lincoln, provides “independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.” Members are elected annually by their peers.

Congratulations to Fred Alt, Awarded the HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

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Congratulations to Fred Alt, Awarded the HMS William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

Frederick Alt is one of the three recipients of the 2016 William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award. This award is recognition of Dr. Alt’s quality of mentoring and his impact on professional development and career advancement in research, teaching, and administration.

Congratulations to Jeannie Lee, Awarded the 2016 Lurie Prize

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Congratulations to Jeannie Lee, Awarded the 2016 Lurie Prize

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has awarded Jeannie Lee the 2016 Lurie Prize. The Lurie Prize recognizes “outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research.” Jeannie Lee has been awarded the prize “for uncovering the functions of long, noncoding RNA (lncRNA) in epigenetic regulation.”

Congratulations to Stephen Elledge, Co-Recipient of the 2015 Albert Lasker Award

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Congratulations to Stephen Elledge, Co-Recipient of the 2015 Albert Lasker Award

Stephen J. Elledge and Evelyn M. Witkin are co-recipients of the 2015 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. The Lasker Award recognizes “the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of human disease.”

Congratulations to Jeannie Lee, Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Jeannie T. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Congratulations to Jeannie Lee, Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Jeannie T. Lee has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, non-profit organization “charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology.” Researchers are elected to the academy by their peers in recognition of their “outstanding contributions to research.”

Congratulations to Frederick Alt, Awarded the 2015 Szent-Györgi Prize

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Congratulations to Frederick Alt, Awarded the 2015 Szent-Györgi Prize

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced on February 26, 2015 that

Frederick Alt, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator has been awarded the 2015 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. Dr. Alt’s groundbreaking work in cancer genetics over four decades has helped to shape the very roots of modern cancer research. Today, that work continues to bear fruit, profoundly impacting the approaches that doctors use to diagnose and treat cancer.

Congratulations to Frederick Ausubel, Awarded the William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

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Congratulations to Frederick Ausubel, Awarded the William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award

Frederick Ausubel has been awarded the William Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award. The award is presented annually by HMS to recognize outstanding mentors and the importance of their contribution to the professional development of future researchers.

Congratulations to Gary Ruvkun, Recipient of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize

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Congratulations to Gary Ruvkun, Recipient of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize

Gary Ruvkun has been awarded the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences “honors transformative advances toward understanding living systems.”

Congratulations to Frederick Alt, Recipient of the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science

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Congratulations to Frederick Alt, Recipient of the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science for elucidating the mechanisms of genome rearrangements in immune and cancer cells.

The Rosenstiel Award was established at Brandeis University in 1971 “as an expression of the conviction that educational institutions have an important role to play in the encouragement and development of basic science as it applies to medicine.”

Congratulations to Gary Ruvkun, Recipient of the 2014 Gruber Genetics Prize

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Gary Ruvkun from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Molecular Biology, Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics to be awarded the 2014 Gruber Genetics Prize

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