Seven Harvard researchers receive NIH funding for high-risk, high-reward research

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 16:00 in Health & Medicine

Seven Harvard scientists are among the 89 researchers who have been selected to receive grants through the National Institutes of Health’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, which funds innovative research designed to address major challenges in biomedical science. Amy Wagers, the Forst Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and co-chair of the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and Peng Yin, professor of systems biology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), will receive Pioneer Awards; Justin Kim, assistant professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at HMS, and Po-Ru Loh, assistant professor of medicine there, will receive New Innovator Awards; Richard Lee, professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard and professor of medicine at HMS, and Norbert Perrimon, James Stillman Professor of Developmental Biology, also at HMS, will receive Transformative Research Awards; and Sergey Ovchinnikov, John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow, will receive an Early Independence Award. “This program supports...

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