Today, the HSDM community gathered to celebrate the newest Dean's Scholars. Dean Bruce Donoff presented the awards at a special tea held in the Research and Education Building. The Dean’s Scholars program provides dedicated time and funding for outstanding individuals to develop and refine the skills necessary for future success in academics and research. This years’ award recipients are:
Shek Man (Jacky) Chim research fellow in Developmental Biology and member of the Rosen Lab. Chim received an award for his project on the interplay of BMP and activin signaling regulating bone formation in the adult skeleton.
Joshua Chou, research fellow in Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity and member of the Baron Lab. Chou received an award for his project understanding the role of Yap/Taz in osteocyte/osteoblast mechanosensing.
Sanjoy Khan, research fellow in Developmental Biology and member of the Yang Lab. Khan received an award for his project understanding the molecular mechanisms of McCune-Albright mutation Gαs in bone development and fibrous dysplasia.
Chia-Cheng Li, instructor in Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity and member of the Zhe Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Li received an award for her project understanding lineage tracing and clonal analysis of oral cancer initiating cells.
Dean’s Scholar Continuation Grants were also awarded to: Xuchen (Aimee) Duan, of the Olsen Lab; Shu-Chi (Allison) Yeh, of the Intini Lab; and Yi Fan, of the Lanske Lab.