TRAINEE SHOUT OUTS

Dec 2023 – Congratulations to Laura Stevens on contributing to a Cell Reports paper.

Dec 2023 – Congratulations to Conor Ronayne on his a EMBO Reports paper (previously a bioRxiv preprint).

Feb 2023 – Congratulations to Narek Darabedian on publishing his Nature Chemical Biology paper.

Feb 2023 – Congratulations to Zachary Sandusky on publishing a review article.

Feb 2023 – Congratulations to Kedar Puvar on the recent posting of his collaborative work.

Jan 2023 – Congratulation to Laura Stevens on publishing her Cancer Research paper.

Nov 2022 – Congratulations to Conor Ronayne on publishing a review article.

Oct 2022 – Congratulations to Erika Portero on contributing to a Cell Reports paper.

Apr 2022 – Congratulations to Laura Stransky on publishing her PNAS paper.

Apr 2021 – Congratulations to Jon Dempersmier on contributing to a recent publication.

Apr 2021 – Congratulation to Xiaofeng Zhang on contributing to a recent Blood Cancer Discovery publication.

MENTOR RECOGNITIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

April 2024

Dr. Haigis elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Congratulation to one of our mentors, Dr. Haigis on being named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read the full press release here.

January 2024

2023 Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute awarded to three CCBM mentors

Drs. Zhao, Kaelin and Stegmaier have been awarded the prestigious Outstainding Investigation Award. Congratulations! To learn more please refer to the press release.

July 2023

Fisher and Kadoch named finalists  of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Congratulations to our mentors, Drs. Eric Fischer and Cigall Kadoch for being named the 2023 finalists of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the largest unrestricted scientific award for America’s most innovative, faculty-ranked scientists and engineers who are under the age of 42. Dr. Fischer earned this recognition in category “Chemistry” and Dr. Kadoch in category “Life Sciences”. Read the full press release here.

April 2023

Roberts and Wu elected as Fellows of the AACR Academy Class of 2023

Congratulations to our mentor, Dr. Wu and our co-director, Dr. Roberts for being elected to as Fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy Class of 2023. Full press release here.

November 2022

Highly Cited Researchers List

Congratulations to our mentors (Brown, Ebert, Jänne, Meyerson, Spiegelman, and Wu) for being named to the Highly Cited Researchers list of 2022 released today by the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. The list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers. Read more here.

October 2022

Congratulations to a CCBM Mentor, Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Ph.D. for her election to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine

Kornelia Polyak, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, medical oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Read the full announcement here.

July 2022

Study Points to Link Between Genetic Ancestry and Genetic Signature of Lung Cancer

A study led by one of our mentors, Dr. Matthew Meyerson, discovered that genetic ancestry can influence molecular signatures of lung cancer. The analysis included lung cancer tissue from more than 1,100 patients in Mexico and Colombia, and was published in the March 2022 issue of Cancer Discovery. Read more here!

March 2022

Happy 75th Birthday Dana-Farber Cancer Institute!

Founded in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the home of our T32 Program, has been driving cancer care and transformative cancer research for 75 years now. The anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the year, and you can learn more about it here.

November 2021

Congratulations to our past trainees on their fellowships:

  • Narek Darabedia, PhD – National Cancer Center Fellowship
  • Laura Stevens, PhD – The Helen Gurley Brown Fellowship
  • Kedar Puvar, PhD – NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)

November 16, 2021

CCBM Mentors among world’s most highly cited researchers

Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate has recently released their list of Highly Cited Researchers. The criteria for inclusion into this list is that a researcher needs to produce multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication.

We congratulate our mentors who have been included on this prestigious list: Myles Brown, MD; Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD; Pasi Jänne, MD; Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD; Margaret Shipp, MD; Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD and Catherine J. Wu, MD.

Read the full press release here.

October 19, 2021

In Memoriam: David Morse Livingston, MD, Renowned Scientist and Esteemed Mentor

Dana-Farber community and many others in the field of cancer research were saddened by the unexpected death of David Morse Livingston, MD. Read more about Dr. Livingston’s impact on the field and his legacy here.

September 23, 2021

Congratulations to CCBM Mentor, Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D. for her selection as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D.

Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D. was named as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator. The HHMI Investigator Program is a prestigious and highly selective program that funds cutting-edge scientists as they pursue most pressing questions in biomedical research.

Read full announcement here!

July 09, 2021

Metabolomics Facility at Dana-Farber wins Massachusetts Life Sciences Center funding

Nika Danial, PhD

Congratulations to our co-director, Dr. Nika Danial for winning a $1.82 million grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to build a new cutting-edge metabolomics facility at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Center will help accelerate basic and translational discoveries in the field of cancer and other disease, such as obesity, diabetes, neurologic disorders and inborn errors of metabolism. Read more about Dr. Danial’s plans for the new metabolomics facility here.

March 20, 2021

Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD, receives 2021 Albert Renold Award, a major mentorship award

Bruce Spiegelman, Ph.D.

Congratulations to one of our mentors, Dr. Bruce Spiegelman for being named the recipient of the 2021 Albert Renold Award. This award is presented to an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training and mentorship of diabetes research scientists and in the development of communities of scientists to enhance diabetes research. Read more about Dr. Spiegelman’s mentoring philosophy here.