Archive for the ‘Fund News’ Category

After years of service, two BSA members retire in 2016

October 19, 2016
Dr. Losick and Dr. De Camilli are retiring from the JCC Board of Scientific Advisors this year

The Jane Coffin Childs Fund thanks Dr. Losick and Dr. De Camilli for their contributions. HHMI Investigator Richard Losick has served on the Board of Scientific Advisors since 2008. The Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Biology at Harvard […]

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Sickle cell disease therapeutic target identified

October 17, 2016
JCC Fellow Elenoe Crew Smith contributed to in vivo studies

Caption: A sickle-shaped blood cell in front of an unaffected red blood cell. EM Unit, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Creative Commons license: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   When Elenoe “Crew” Smith joined Stuart Orkin’s lab at Boston […]

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Claus-Dieter Kuhn Wins Prize for Young Researchers

July 1, 2016
Former JCC Fellow now studies non-coding RNAs as junior group leader at the University of Bayreuth

Claus-Dieter Kuhn, Photo by Boran & Parot, Bayreuth Claus-Dieter Kuhn, junior group leader at the University of Bayreuth and former JCC Fellow, was awarded the 2016 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young Researchers. The […]

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Coiled proteins puncture membranes in response to pH cue

April 28, 2016
JCC Fellow Jessica Polka demonstrates the engineering potential of a unique protein polymer

Jessica Polka in the lab. Photo by Alina Chan. So much of biological research relies solely on model organisms, and for good reasons. Model organisms — think yeast, fruit flies, and mice — are relatively […]

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