Kimmel Stem Cell Faculty recognized in the NYU Langone Medical Center Annual Report

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 7:18pm


The latest edition of the NYU Langone Medical Center Annual Report recognized the accomplishments of research faculty in the Institution.  Among these, five Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology Faculty were highlighted for their achievements.

Recognizing World Class Talent (annual report page 18-19)

  • Robert Froemke was named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences and awarded a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for his studies of neuroplasticity.
  • Dan R. Littman became the ninth member of our faculty elected to the Institute of Medicine. He was selected for his seminal contributions to numerous fields, including our understanding of the molecular basis of immune recognition, HIV pathogenesis, and T-cell differentiation and selection; and the role of commensal bacteria (symbiotic bacteria that are neither harmful nor helpful to their host) in immune system development and regulation.
  • Danny Reinberg joined the distinguished ranks of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as part of its 2012 class of Fellows. Dr. Reinberg, was also awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Collaborative Innovation Award for his team’s efforts to unravel the molecular secrets of the ant genome.
  • Agnel Sfeir was recognized with a Damon Runyon–Rachleff Innovation Award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation for her work identifying novel strategies to thwart tumor progression. 
  • Richard Tsien was awarded the 2012 Julius Axelrod Prize for his exceptional achievements both as a scientist, where he is a world leader in the investigation of calcium channels and neurotransmission, and as a mentor. 

Click here to view the annual report