Kara Dolinski, Ph.D. has accepted the position of Assistant Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute, replacing incumbent Susan M. Powell, who is retiring. Dr. Dolinski has served as Director of the Genome Databases Group at the Institute since 2003; from 1998 to 2003 she was Head Curator at the Saccharomyces Genome Database at Stanford University. She will start her new position on March 15, 2010.
Archive – March 2010
A research team led by William Bialek, John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor of Physics and Associate Director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute has received a $1,000,000 W. M. Keck Foundation Medical Research Award. The awards are part of a Foundation mandate that supports pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medicine by funding the high-risk/high-impact work of leading researchers. The research team will be investigating key theoretical questions about the way in which the buildi
David Botstein, director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, has been named a recipient of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine for his leading role in mapping the human genome. Botstein will share the honor and its $500,000 prize with co-recipients Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and Eric Lander, a Princeton alumnus and director of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Unive
Hannah Seidel, a graduate student in faculty member Leonid Kruglyak's group, is one of thirteen graduate students from North America chosen to receive the 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award sponsored by the Basic Sciences Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Nominations were solicited internationally; the winners were selected on the basis of the quality, originality and significance of their work. The recipients, all advanced students at or near the completion of