Dr. Dan Landau, associate professor of medicine, has received the prestigious 2022 Emerging Leader Award from The Mark Foundation. Providing $250,000 per year over three years, the award will support Dr. Landau’s development of novel technology to study clonal mosaicism in normal tissues. This research will open a critical window into the earliest stages of cancer formation. Landau’s application of “novel single-cell sequencing technologies to study the mechanisms underlying the growth advantage in cancer” will fill a “gap in knowledge” regarding cancer mutations and their growth, said the foundation.
Dr. Fei Wang, associate professor of population health sciences, has been inducted a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery for outstanding scientific contributions to computing. Dr. Wang, a longstanding member of the association, was selected by peers for a range of accomplishments that advance computing as a science and a profession.
Dr. Vivien Yap, associate professor of clinical pediatrics, was elected member of the Council of the Society for Pediatric Research. The society encourages and supports pediatric research endeavors by creating a multidisciplinary network of diverse researchers to improve child health.