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Honors and Awards (2018-2019)

New Faculty Appointments

  • David Simon - Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Structural Biology
  • Ekta Khurana - Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
  • Kristian Helin - Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Marcus Goncalves - Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Structural Biology
  • Samuel Bakhoum - Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Jingli Cao - Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Nikolaus Schultz - Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
  • Matthias Stadtfeld - Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Qiao Zhou - Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology
  • Baran Ersoy - Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Structural Biology

Career Development Awards and Individual Honors

  • Seven Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members leading multi-institutional research teams were awarded grants from The Starr Foundation's 12th Starr Cancer Consortium Grant Competition to fund their innovative cancer research projects.
  • Dr. Simon Scheuring, a professor of physiology and biophysics in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for a project aimed at solving long-standing mysteries about the structural workings of important proteins.
  • Dr. Matthew Greenblatt, an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded the 2019 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research to support his work studying tumor growth in bone.
  • Seven Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members leading multi-institutional research teams were awarded grants from The Starr Foundation's 12th Starr Cancer Consortium Grant Competition to fund their innovative cancer research projects.
  • Dr. Shuibing Chen, an associate professor of chemical biology in surgery and in biochemistry at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received the ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). Dr. Shuibing Chen Honored for Outstanding Stem Cell Research
  • Tuomas Tammela, MD, PhD, who received a 2018 AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research for his project "Targeting cellular heterogeneity in cancer." This award "represent the AACR’s flagship funding initiative to stimulate highly innovative research from young investigators." 
  • Dr. Samuel Bakhoum, a Holman research fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine and a senior resident in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has won a 2018 Tri-Institutional Breakout Award for Junior Investigators.

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