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CSHL professor Rob Martienssen receives prestigious appointment as HHMI-GBMF investigator
Date:6/16/2011

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) have selected Professor Rob Martienssen, Ph.D., of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) to join a new initiative to accelerate basic research in fundamental plant science. Dr. Martienssen is one of 15 of the nation's most innovative plant scientists who have been named HHMI-GBMF Investigators in plant sciences.

"We selected an outstanding group of plant scientists who will make extraordinary contributions to the field," said Jack E. Dixon, HHMI Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. The Investigators represent 13 institutions from across the United States, and were selected on the basis of individual scientific excellence from a group of 239 applicants. Through the HHMI-GBMF Plant Science Program, Dr. Martienssen will receive the flexible support necessary to move his research efforts in creative new directions. He and the other newly named Investigators will share $75 million in research funding over the next five years.

"On behalf of the entire faculty of CSHL, I congratulate Rob on this honor," said CSHL's President Dr. Bruce Stillman, Ph.D. "His appointment, which continues the rich tradition of CSHL scientists being named HHMI investigators, is testament to CSHL's efforts in pursuing research that is beneficial to mankind in many, lasting ways." CSHL's other HHMI investigators include structural biologist Dr. Leemor Joshua-Tor; Dr. Gregory Hannon, a pioneer in the field of RNA interference; and Dr. Scott Lowe, a leading researcher in cancer biology.

Basic research in the plant sciences has been historically underfunded despite the critical role of plants in solving society's most urgent issues such as food security, better nutrition, and sustainable energy and environment. The HHMI-GBMF Plant Science Program was launched last year in the hope that investing in the research of the nation's top plant scientist
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Contact: Hema Bashyam
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516-367-6822
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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