Navigation Links
NYU Professor Li named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences
Date:6/13/2013

Fei Li, an assistant professor in New York University's Department of Biology, has been selected as a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The Pew Scholarships$240,000 over four years to each recipientprovide flexible funding to early-career scientists researching the basis of health problems, including diabetes, autism, Parkinson's disease, and cancer.

"The Pew Scholars program gives innovative scientists both the freedom to take calculated risks and the resources to pursue the most promising, but untried, avenues for scientific breakthroughs," said Rebecca W. Rimel, president and CEO of Pew. "Pew funding provides an 'insurance policy,' allowing our scientists to be adventurous with their research. Though their scientific fields are diverse, their commitment is uniform: harnessing scientific discovery to improve human health."

One of 22 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences, Li will continue his research on the centromere, the part of the chromosome that plays a significant role in cell division. Disruption of this structure can lead to the production of an abnormal number of chromosomesa condition evident in 90 percent of cancer cases. Recently, Li and his colleagues identified how a vital protein is loaded by others into the centromereresearch that sheds new light on genome replication and that may offer insights into the factors behind the production of abnormal numbers of chromosomes.

"Our long-term goal is to understand how changes in the organized structure of centromeric chromatin can lead to cancer, with the ultimate goal of offering new strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer," explains Li.

Li has been on the NYU faculty since 2010.


'/>"/>

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Discrimination Towards Obese People Exposed by A University Professor
2. WesternU COMP Professor to Retire after 30+ Years
3. Creighton Professor Explores Bioethics For The 21st Century In Updated Book
4. PolyU Holds the First Inauguration of Endowed Professorships
5. Professor Patrick G. Johnston Awarded Society for Translational Oncology's Pinedo Prize
6. Professor collaborates on most comprehensive analyses of NSAIDs and coxibs
7. Sofia U Professor, Author and LGBTQ Activist Judy Grahn Wins 2013 Independent Publisher Book Award
8. American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 3 UC San Diego professors
9. Professor Ibrahim Gambari appointed KWASU’S Chancellor
10. Sofia University Professor Karen Erlichman to Co-Lead Spiritual Directors International Leadership Institute 2013
11. TGen professor discusses benefits of whole genome sequencing in study of multiple myeloma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 Consumers who prefer ... without modifications can now use the Insurance Pros USA ... insurance policy rates that are featured by leading companies ... plans that are offered are mixed between three of ... to 79. There are now term, universal and whole ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... At the end of February 2015, ... “Salute to the Oscars” in the Stardust Penthouse on ... the impressive Los Angeles skyline. These events honoring the ... LA’s leading producer of sustainable product placement in TV ... premier providers of eco-friendly and socially conscious products and ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... La Farge, WI (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ... farmers, will participate in the United Nations’ International Year ... From April 19-25, Organic Valley farmer-owners and employees will ... coast, learning from experts along the way about the ... , Hailing from as far as Maine, Wisconsin, ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Calvary Hospital recently announced Timothy P. Barr will be ... May 11. The Fund directs all fundraising efforts in support ... J. Spinelli, who retired several months ago. , “We are ... the important work that the Fund does every year,” said ... expand and bring our signature care to people who need ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... released a new blog post explaining the dangers of sleeping ... rates . , Falling asleep at the wheel can ... impact on auto insurance prices. The premiums will go up ... newly released blog post talks more about drowsiness at the ... is now possible to find low cost car insurance plans ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:General Life Insurance Policy Rates Added to Quotation System at Insurance Website Online 2Health News:Choices Recovery Speaks with Dakota Hood of “The Hunger Games” about Addiction in Hollywood 2Health News:Organic Valley Farmers and Employees "Cycling for Sustainability" Through 215 Miles of California Watershed April 19-25 2Health News:Organic Valley Farmers and Employees "Cycling for Sustainability" Through 215 Miles of California Watershed April 19-25 3Health News:Timothy P. Barr Appointed Executive Vice President of Calvary Fund 2Health News:Timothy P. Barr Appointed Executive Vice President of Calvary Fund 3Health News:Accidents Caused By Sleeping at The Wheel Can Increase Auto Insurance Costs 2
... who are evaluated for liver diseases such as hepatitis ... determine the extent of disease progression. For patients who ... have alternatives options to consider. Elastography and serum markers ... published in the June issue of Hepatology , ...
... 2011) - The new visual icon released today by the ... and Human Services (HHS), called MyPlate, offers simple and actionable ... to the basics, illustrating how to create a healthful plate ... foods. Recognized by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee as ...
... June 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that a ... virus that can cause birth defects and hearing loss. The ... or treating deafness in children infected with the virus, known as ... do a good job of detecting the infection, which is passed ...
... most commonly used to treat nail fungus, may keep prostate ... men with advanced disease. Details of the finding, from ... for presentation on Saturday, June 4 at the 2011 American ... Currently, the drug is approved to treat fungal infections in ...
... who undergo lung-sparing surgery in combination with photodynamic therapy ... the conventional therapy of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) (or en ... PDT, indicates new research from the Raymond and Ruth ... The research is published in the June 2011 issue ...
... from North Carolina State University shows that talking about safer ... community. The finding may help efforts to promote safer sex ... also sheds light on broader questions related to safer sex ... the fact that we,re seeing evidence of devastatingly high HIV ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Noninvasive diagnostics may offer alternative to liver biopsy for assessing liver fibrosis 2Health News:Beef: America's favorite protein is an essential building block 2Health News:Saliva Test Spots Virus That Can Cause Hearing Loss in Newborns 2Health News:Antifungal drug delays need for chemo in advanced prostate cancer 2Health News:Combination therapy shows promise for rare, deadly cancer caused by asbestos 2Health News:Combination therapy shows promise for rare, deadly cancer caused by asbestos 3Health News:Combination therapy shows promise for rare, deadly cancer caused by asbestos 4Health News:Safer sex: Study examines sexual communication in transgender community 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("TWi", Stock Ticker:4180.TT) today ... USA , has obtained state sales licenses from ... been in close contact with the major nationwide retail ... own label specialty generic products sold through these nationwide ... According to IMS Health, the U.S. pharma ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... BEDFORD, Mass. , April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... an important cervical cancer screening study i ... , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer ... Quest Diagnostics and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, supports ... screening, which recommend that women 30-65 years of ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015 Today, Kenneth C. Frazier , chairman ... was elected chairman of the Board of the Pharmaceutical Research ... president and CEO John J. Castellani announced that ... New Officers Elected to PhRMA Board Frazier ... C. Read , chairman and CEO of Pfizer, Inc. Also ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study Published in the American Cancer Society Journal, Cancer Cytopathology 2Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study Published in the American Cancer Society Journal, Cancer Cytopathology 3Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study Published in the American Cancer Society Journal, Cancer Cytopathology 4Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 2Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 3Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 4Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier Becomes PhRMA Board Chairman 5
... Duska Therapeutics,Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: DSKA), announced today that ... protocol for review under a Special,Protocol Assessment (SPA) procedure ... Subject to securing an ... prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled and randomized Phase 3,clinical trial with ...
... NEW YORK, Nov. 20 Clinical data from a ... Symposium shows DVT,treatment with the Trellis(R) Peripheral Infusion System ... the blood clot in most,patients in about 20 minutes. ... called isolated pharmacomechanical thrombolysis, restores,blood flow more quickly and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Duska Therapeutics Applies for Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment 2Duska Therapeutics Applies for Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment 3Duska Therapeutics Applies for Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment 4Trellis(R) Peripheral Infusion System Removes Blood Clots in Largest Reported Prospective Endovascular DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Patient Series 2Trellis(R) Peripheral Infusion System Removes Blood Clots in Largest Reported Prospective Endovascular DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Patient Series 3
Khosla Precision and Quality in Medical and Surgical Products....
Khosla Precision and Quality in Medical and Surgical Products....
Khosla Precision and Quality in Medical and Surgical Products....
Khosla Precision and Quality in Medical and Surgical Products....
Medicine Products: