Archive for 2011

Fellow Focus: Prabhat Kunwar

October 30, 2011
Fear in the Balance: A delicate balance between two types of neurons controls fear, according to recent work by JCC fellow Prabhat Kunwar.

A pounding heartbeat, quick breathing, sweaty palms—we all know these common responses to fearful situations. The signal that initiates fear in our bodies begins in a structure of the brain known as the amygdala. But […]

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Tough Times for Federal Funding

September 30, 2011
Randy Schekman, Director of the BSA, reflects on the current state of the Fund

From the National Library of Medicine and the Department of Special Collections and Archives of Stanford University: We have completed our selection of graduate students. It was unusually difficult this year, I thought, because of […]

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Carol Prives Joins the Board of Scientific Advisors

September 22, 2011

Carol Prives, DaCosta Professor of Biology at Columbia University, is delighted to join the BSA this year. “The quality and breadth of applicants for this fellowship is extremely impressive, as are my fellow scientific board […]

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Hainan Lin Joins the Board of Scientific Advisors

September 22, 2011
A former JCC Fellow returns to his roots

Former JCC fellow Haifan Lin (1990-1993) joins the BSA this year. “My research and career have benefited tremendously from the generous support of the JCC fellowship and eye-opening experiences that the JCC Fund provided,” says […]

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Fellow Focus: Roberto Zoncu

September 3, 2011
Thwarting Melanoma: JCC fellow Roberto Zoncu reveals intricacies of melanoma cells’ dependence on leucine.

Malignant melanoma cells depend on the amino acid leucine, according to recent research by JCC fellow Roberto Zoncu published in the May 2011 issue of Cancer Cell. Zoncu and his coauthors found that melanoma cells […]

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