Dr. Alex Compton appointed as tenure track investigator

Posted: Jan 9, 2017

Alex Compton, Ph.D. has joined the HIV Dynamics and Replication Program (HIV DRP) as a tenure track Investigator.  Dr. Compton’s research is broadly focused on the antiviral innate immune response against HIV-1 infection. Learn more...

Dr. Alex Compton appointed as tenure track investigator

Dr. Frank Lin appointed as Lasker Clinical Research Scholar

Posted: Dec 28, 2016

Frank Lin, M.D. has joined the Molecular Imaging Program (MIP) as a Lasker Clinical Research Scholar.  Dr. Lin will perform pre-clinical and clinical research in the use of targeted radionuclide therapy (tRNT). Learn more...

Dr. Frank Lin appointed as Lasker Clinical Research Scholar

Roberto Weigert produces Celldance video for ASCB 2016 Annual Meeting

Posted: Dec 7, 2016

Roberto Weigert, Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, created one of the top-three videos for American Society for Cell Biology’s Celldance 2016. The theme for this year’s videos is “Tell your own cell story.” Weigert’s lab created, “Discovery Inside Living Cells in Multicellular Organisms.” He describes the video as every cell biologist’s dream of watching living cells work in living tissue as they keep the body alive. The video premiered during the ASCB 2016 Annual Meeting.

Roberto Weigert produces Celldance video for ASCB 2016 Annual Meeting

Dr. Terri Armstrong appointed as senior investigator

Posted: Nov 29, 2016

Terri Armstrong, Ph.D. has joined the Neuro-Oncology Branch as a Senior Investigator.  Dr. Armstrong's work is focused on improving the assessment of patient outcomes measures and their incorporation into clinical trials.  She is also exploring the clinical phenotypes and genotypes associated with significant symptoms as well as the underlying biologic correlates of both symptoms and toxicity with the goal of developing interventions to improve patient outcomes.  Learn more…

Dr. Terri Armstrong appointed as senior investigator

Dr. Jagan Muppidi appointed as tenure track investigator

Posted: Nov 29, 2016

Jagan Muppidi, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Muppidi will develop an independent research program centered on mechanisms of lymphomagenesis and collaborate on clinical investigations into the treatment of lymphoma.  Learn more...

Dr. Jagan Muppidi appointed as tenure track investigator

Dr. Pedro Jorge Batista appointed as tenure track investigator

Posted: Nov 28, 2016

Pedro Jorge Batista has been appointed as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator in the Laboratory of Cell Biology.  Dr. Batista's research focuses on the determination of the effect of RNA modifications on RNA biogenesis and function and the underlying mechanisms of why RNA molecules are modified, or how these modifications affect RNA maturation and function.

Dr. Pedro Jorge Batista appointed as tenure track investigator

Dr. Merlino elected as AAAS Fellow

Posted: Nov 28, 2016

The American Association for the Advancement of Science recently elected 391 members as Fellows of AAAS. Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues.  We wish to congratulate Dr. Glenn Merlino, CCR Scientific Director for Basic Research and Co-Chief in the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, on being elected as a member of the 2016 class of AAAS Fellows in the section on Biological Sciences!

Dr. Merlino elected as AAAS Fellow
Brigitte C. Widemann, M.D.

Brigitte Widemann selected as Chief, Pediatric Oncology Branch

Posted: Nov 18, 2016

Dr. Brigitte Widemann has been selected as chief of CCR's Pediatric Oncology Branch. Widemann is a world-renowned leader in the development of early clinical trials for children and young adults with refractory cancers and genetic tumor predisposition syndromes. She and her colleagues have developed novel imaging methods for NF1-related plexiform neurofibromas and pioneered the development of early phase drug treatments for this patient population. CCR's Director, Tom Misteli, called Widemann "an incisive clinical researcher, compassionate physician and inspiring leader."  In October, she received the Humanitarian Award from the Children's Tumor Foundation.

Brigitte Widemann selected as Chief, Pediatric Oncology Branch
Brigitte C. Widemann, M.D.

Brigitte Widemann receives Humanitarian Award at Children’s Tumor Foundation Gala

Posted: Oct 19, 2016

Acting Chief of the Pediatric Oncology Branch and Senior Investigator Brigitte Widemann received the Humanitarian Award last night at the 2016 New York Gala for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The award is the foundation’s highest honor and is given to individuals who have had a positive impact on people living with neurofibromatosis (NF) and who are working to end NF through research.

Brigitte Widemann receives Humanitarian Award at Children’s Tumor Foundation Gala

Howard Young named Honorary Life Member of International Cytokine and Interferon Society

Posted: Oct 17, 2016

Howard Young, Senior Investigator in the Cancer and Inflammation Program, has been given the 2016 Honorary Life Membership of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society. This award is given to people who have made worthy contributions to the cytokine/chemokine/interferon fields in basic, clinical or applied research. Dr. Young received the award at the Society’s 4th annual meeting in San Francisco on October 16th.

Howard Young named Honorary Life Member of International Cytokine and Interferon Society

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