Dr. Dan Landau, an assistant professor of medicine and of physiology and biophysics, and a core member of the New York Genome Center, has received the 2016 Sidney Kimmel Foundation Scholar Award, which was established to advance the careers of gifted, young scientists involved in cancer research who demonstrate great promise and innovation in their work and have yet to receive a major grant from the National Institutes of Health or other funding sources. Dr. Landau will receive a $200,000 grant over the next two years for his translational research study, "Knowledge infrastructure for data-driven combination leukemia therapy engineering."
Dr. Gregory Sonnenberg, an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology in medicine and a member of the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, has been chosen as a Searle Scholar for 2016. The Searle Scholar program awards grants to support the research of young, outstanding scientists who have been recently appointed as assistant professors — their first tenure-track position at an academic or of research institution. Dr. Sonnenberg will receive a $300,000 grant over the next three years for his project, "Harnessing the Co-evolution of Mammals and Microbes to Engineer Novel Vaccines."