Navigation Links
Carnegie's Christoph Lepper receives prestigious Early Independence Award
Date:10/7/2011

Baltimore, MDStaff associate Christoph Lepper, at Carnegie's Department of Embryology, is one of 10 recipients of the NIH Director's Early Independence Awards. This is the first year of the awards. Lepper will receive a prize of $250,000 per year for five years to carry out his creative research program as an independent investigator. The prize is designed to launch exceptional young scientists into independent positions directly out of graduate school.

Lepper received the award for his research on the biology of skeletal muscle. Contrary to standard belief, he discovered while a graduate student in Chen-Ming Fan's lab at Embryology that genes needed by muscle stem cells in the embryo are not required by adult muscle stem cells.

Embryology director Allan Spradling remarked: "The staff associate program at Embryology has been nurturing outstanding young researchers like Christoph for more than 40 years. We are gratified that our experience with staff associates helped inspire this new NIH program, and that Christoph is among the first recipients of this prize."

NIH established the award because recent trends show an increase in the length of the traditional scientific training period in addition to an increase in the time it takes for scientists to establish independent research careers. The award targets "the pool of talented young scientists who have the intellect, scientific creativity, drive and maturity to flourish independently without the need for traditional post-doctoral training." The award reduces the amount of time they spend in training and gives them the opportunity to start highly innovative research programs as early as possible.

Lepper received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and biotechnology from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he studied cartilage development in the Lian/Stein laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He was awarded his Ph. D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 2010.


'/>"/>

Contact: Allan Spradling
spradling@ciwemb.edu
410-246-3021
Carnegie Institution
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Christopher Marley and James McWilliams to give plenary speeches at Entomology 2010
2. Christopher McCulloch receives the IADR Research in Oral Biology Award
3. Lab receives $3 million for BioAMS instrument
4. Lithium-sulfur battery research receives $5 million from DOE
5. Rutgers-affiliated company receives funding for technology to help choose breast cancer treatments
6. Oligonol receives Supplyside West 2011 scientific Excellence Award
7. Society of Interventional Radiology member receives award for career contributions
8. Louisiana Tech University receives $1.1 million EDA grant to support green innovations
9. UNC spin-off receives $3 million Small Business Innovation Research Grant
10. Diaphragm pacing system receives FDA approval for use with ALS patients
11. University of Oklahoma ecology and evolutionary biology graduate student receives EPAs STAR Fellowship award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/11/2017)... No two people are believed to ... York University Tandon School of Engineering and Michigan ... partial similarities between prints are common enough that ... and other electronic devices can be more vulnerable ... in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature ...
(Date:4/6/2017)... Forecasts by Product Type (EAC), ... End-Use (Transportation & Logistics, Government & Public Sector, Utilities ... Generation Facility, Nuclear Power), Industrial, Retail, Business Organisation (BFSI), ... you looking for a definitive report on the $27.9bn ... ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... , April 5, 2017 Today ... announcing that the server component of the HYPR platform ... for providing the end-to-end security architecture that empowers biometric ... HYPR has already secured over 15 million users ... including manufacturers of connected home product suites and physical ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... Precision ... in offering LANAP® and LAPIP™ laser treatments. Drs. Hoge and Zalewsky are members ... a minimally invasive and less painful option that produces real results. , "Like ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... (PRWEB) September 21, 2017 , ... The 3rd ... to review the latest knowledge on these products, which are increasingly used in ... the impact of Biostimulants on Plant Nutrition, Abiotic Stresses, Plant Growth and Development, ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... Lajollacooks4u welcomed the San Diego chapter ... a worldwide society of professional women with high achievement in the fields of food, ... , Twelve members began with an olive oil tasting to whet their ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... Blue Bell, PA and College Station, TX (PRWEB) , ... ... ... IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC (IPS), a leading global provider ... G-CON Manufacturing, Inc. the leading provider of prefabricated cleanrooms, today announced the ...
Breaking Biology Technology: