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Genome Technology Magazine Names Top Young Investigators of 2007

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In its second annual young investigators special issue, Genome Technology magazine has named 31 rising young scientists who are making an impact early in their careers. The issue offers readers a chance to see large-scale biomedical research through the eyes of some of the best and brightest people who are poised to make serious contributions to their areas of interest.

The young investigators were nominated by 28 scientists who are leaders in the field today, including Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute, Nobel laureate Lee Hartwell of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, George Church of Harvard Medical School, and Jill Mesirov of the Broad Institute.

The 31 up-and-coming young scientists are focused on leading-edge disciplines within molecular biology, including genome sequencing, RNA interference, stem cells, synthetic biology, microarrays, and computational biology.

Here is the roster of this year's honorees, organized geographically:


Hooman Allayee, University of Southern California

Gill Bejerano, Stanford University

Amy Kiger, University of California, San Diego

Annie Tsong, University of California, Berkeley

Kun Zhang, University of California, San Diego


Madhugiri Rao, University of Florida


Sarah Trimpin, Indiana University


Joshua Mendell, Johns Hopkins University

Heng Zhu, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Martha Bulyk, Harvard University

Farren Isaacs, Harvard Medical School

Jarrod Marto, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Aviv Regev, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Pardis Sabeti, Harvard University


Anuj Kumar, University of Michigan

Jun Li, University of Michigan


Vince Magrini, Washington University School of Medicine

New Hampshire

Claudine Bartels, Dartmouth Medical School

New Jersey

Todd Michael, Rutgers University

New York

Jonathan Sebat, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

North Carolina

Greg Crawford, Duke University

Jeff Yoder, North Carolina State University


Dana Crawford, Vanderbilt University


Rui Chen, Baylor College of Medicine


Yuntao Wu, George Mason University


Philip Bradley, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Colleen Delaney, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Lars Feuk, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto


Laurence Ettwiller, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

United Kingdom

Matthew Hurles, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Jernej Ule, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

About Genome Technology:

Now in its eighth year of publication, Genome Technology magazine serves the worldwide community of scientists working in genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and other leading-edge molecular biology disciplines. Genome Technology is published by New York-based GenomeWeb LLC, an online and print publisher serving biomedical researchers around the world.

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