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Honors and Awards (2016-2017)

New Faculty Appointments

  • Chitra Dahia - Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Jihye Paik - Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Lydia Finley -  Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
  • Richard Hite - Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Career Development Awards and Individual Honors

  • Dr. Lukas Dow and Dr. Katherine Hajjar have each been selected to receive Daedalus Fund for Innovation awards for their projects "Selective TNKS2 Inhibition as a Collateral Vulnerability in Colorectal Cancer” (PI: Dow) and “Development of Novel Annexin A2 Antibodies as First-in-Class Therapeutic for Diabetic Retinopathy” (PI: Hajjar). The award is described as “a pioneering Weill Cornell Medicine program that helps advance promising applied and translational research projects and emerging technologies that have commercial potential.” Daedalus Fund Supports 15 Investigators

Two out of four professors from BCMB have been named to a list of the most influential scientific minds of 2015. The list — based on statistics maintained by Thomson Reuters — reflects the most prolific researchers in their respective fields of science.

The investigators named to the prestigious list were considered by the editors to be "a special subset of 'hot' researchers whose very recent work has won distinction in the form of citations… they are scientists who have won acclaim and approval within a key population: their peers."

The Weill Cornell Medicine professors on the list are: