Waterman-Storer Wins NIH Director's Pioneer Award
Clare Waterman-Storeran, associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, has been named one of the winners of the National Institutes of Health's 2005 NIH Director's Pioneer Awards, which includes a research budget of up to $500,000 in direct costs per year for five years.
A key component of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, the Pioneer Award supports exceptionally creative scientists who take innovative approaches to major challenges in biomedical research. Waterman-Storer is one of 13 new recipients of the prize, designed to give awardees the intellectual freedom to pursue groundbreaking new research directions.
The NIH recognized Waterman-Storer for her cutting-edge work in cellular biophysics. She has been devising a system for quantitatively imaging the dynamics of molecules during complex physical behaviors in living cells during fundamental processes such as cell migration and division.
Liu Awarded Hertz Fellowship
Chang Liu, a graduate student at the Scripps Research Kellogg School of Science and Technology, has been awarded a Hertz Fellowship by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. Selected for leadership and innovation potential after two personal interviews as well as a formal written application process, Hertz Fellows receive up to five years of support and ongoing mentoring during their graduate study years from alumni Hertz Fellows who themselves have gone on to become distinguished scientists.
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