Hussain

S. Perwez Hussain tenured and promoted to Senior Investigator

May 24, 2018

S. Perwez Hussain, Ph.D., has been granted tenure at NIH and appointed to Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis (LHC). Dr. Hussain's laboratory utilizes a combination of global and targeted translational research strategies, focused on inflammatory mediators, to examine the underlying mechanisms of human pancreatic cancer progression and understand the mechanistic and functional role of a gene or pathway associated with patient’s outcome.  Read more...

S. Perwez Hussain tenured and promoted to Senior Investigator
Joana Vidigal, Ph.D.

Joana Vidigal joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator

May 14, 2018

Joana Vidigal, Ph.D. has joined the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (LBMB) as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Vidigal's research focuses on understanding the mechanisms through which small noncoding RNA pathways regulate gene expression during animal development, tissue homeostasis, and disease and she uses mouse models and genetic tools together with biochemical and computational approaches to stringently define the requirement of these pathways in vivo. Learn more...

Joana Vidigal joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator
Eros Lazzerini Denchi, Ph.D.

Eros Lazzerini Denchi joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator

May 14, 2018

Eros Lazzerini Denchi, Ph.D. has joined the Laboratory of Genome Integrity (LGI) as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Lazzerini Denchi's research focuses on two fundamental aspects of telomere biology: the mechanism by which functional telomeres prevent DNA damage activation and the in vivo consequences of telomere dysfunction. Learn more...

Eros Lazzerini Denchi joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator
Sergio Ruiz Macias, Ph.D.

Sergio Ruiz Macias joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator

May 14, 2018

Sergio Ruiz Macias, Ph.D. has joined the Laboratory of Genome Integrity (LGI) as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Ruiz Macias' research focuses on the elucidation of mechanisms of cell plasticity, pluripotency and differentiation with the goal of understanding embryonic development, cell transformation and cancer. Learn more...

Sergio Ruiz Macias joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator
Schiller and Lowy

Doug Lowy and John Schiller receive Maryland Tech Council Lifetime Achievement Award

May 9, 2018

For their service to the technology and life science communities, Doug Lowy, M.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Biology and Deputy Chief, John Schiller, Ph.D., have received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Tech Council. This award honors individuals who display leadership and commitment to the field and have exceeded expectations throughout their careers to ensure their work benefits others. Drs. Lowy and Schiller were honored along with NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., during the award ceremony on April 18. View photos from the event. Read more...

Doug Lowy and John Schiller receive Maryland Tech Council Lifetime Achievement Award
Misteli

Tom Misteli delivers Mendel Medal Lecture at Mendel Lectures Series

May 3, 2018

Since 2003, the Mendel Lectures series has honored the legacy of Gregor Johann Mendel, the founder of genetics, by bringing together the world’s top scientists in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, medicine and related fields for discussions with students and young researchers. The 2017-18 series featured Tom Misteli, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Cancer Research, who gave the Mendel Medal Lecture, "The Cell Biology of the Genome,” on April 19, 2018, in Brno, Czech Republic. Support for the series is provided by Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. Read more...

Tom Misteli delivers Mendel Medal Lecture at Mendel Lectures Series
Michael Gottesman

Michael Gottesman elected to the National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2018

Michael Gottesman, M.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences on May 1, 2018. Dr. Gottesman has pioneered the study of multidrug resistance in cancer. Read more...

Michael Gottesman elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Yousuke Takahama, Ph.D.

Yousuke Takahama joins CCR as a Senior Investigator

Apr 30, 2018

Yousuke Takahama, Ph.D. has joined the Experimental Immunology Branch as a Senior Investigator. Dr. Takahama's research will focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in building functionally competent thymus microenvironments and that govern thymic selection to generate a functionally competent repertoire of mature T cells.  Read more...

Yousuke Takahama joins CCR as a Senior Investigator
Eric Freed

Eric Freed receives 2018 KT Jeang Retrovirology Prize

Apr 27, 2018

Eric Freed, Ph.D., Director, HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, and Senior Investigator in the Retroviral Replication Laboratory, has received the KT Jeang Retrovirology Prize 2018 from Retrovirology. According to the journal’s website, the annual prize is awarded to mid-career scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the field of retrovirology. An editorial outlining Dr. Freed’s achievements will be published in the coming months.  Read more...

Eric Freed receives 2018 KT Jeang Retrovirology Prize
Shah

CCR study wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award

Apr 27, 2018

The Clinical Research Forum recently presented the 2018 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards to ten outstanding studies. Among the studies to receive an award was “New CAR T-cell therapy for relapsed leukemia patients,” which showed promising results of a new CAR-T gene therapy for children and young adults with treatment-resistance leukemia. The study was a collaborative effort from Nirali Shah, M.D., M.H.Sc., Associate Research Physician in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, and former CCR investigators Terry Fry, M.D., and Crystal Mackall, M.D. Dr. Shah represented the team at the awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Read more...

CCR study wins Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award

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