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NIH extends commitment to transformative research with 2008 Pioneer, New Innovator Awards
Date:9/21/2008

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2008 NIH Director's Pioneer Award Recipients

  • James K. Chen, Ph.D., Stanford University assistant professor of chemical and systems biology, who will develop and use synthetic probes to examine the regulation of embryonic development at the molecular level.

  • Ricardo Dolmetsch, Ph.D., Stanford University assistant professor of neurobiology, who will study the development and function of neurons from children with autism.

  • James Eberwine, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Elme
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