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Genetics Hall of Fame

Richard R. Behringer, Ph.D.
Shawlot W, Behringer RR. Requirement for Lim1 in head-organizer function. Nature 374(6521):425-430, 3/30/1995. PMID: 7700351.

Benoit DeCrombrugghe, M.D.
Nakashima K, Zhou X, Kunkel G, Zhang Z, Deng JM, Behringer RR, de Crombrugghe B. The novel zinc finger-containing transcription factor osterix is required for osteoblast differentiation and bone formation. Cell 108:17-29, 1/2002. PMID: 11792318.


Recipient of the R. Lee Clark Fellowship

Michael Galko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

This prestigious new award program recognizes and supports 16 MD Anderson junior faculty members whose early excellence indicates they will become future leaders. The program is named in honor of MD Anderson’s first president, R. Lee Clark.

2014 MD Anderson Internal “Knowledge Gaps”Grant Awardees

Guillermina "Gigi" Lozano, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
“Mechanisms of oncogenesis and metastasis with potential for translation”

Nicholas Navin, Assistant Professor
“Investigating metastasis and non-invasive monitoring in TNBC by single-cell sequencing”

Drs. Lozano and Navin were awarded $100,000 each from MD Anderson to support their efforts to fill the “knowledge gaps” that limit our ability to prevent, detect or treat cancer.

June 2014 Faculty Educator of the Month Award

Andrew Gladden, Assistant Professor

Dr. Andrew B. Gladden, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston (GSBS), has been named the June 2014 Faculty Educator of the Month.

2014 Recipient of the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant

Swathi Arur, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

The American Cancer Society awards research grants to promising early-career scientists with unique hypotheses for cancer  study, fostering the next generation of cancer research and creating a strong foundation of preliminary evidence to make scientific advancements.

Texas Genetics Society 2014 Barbara Bowman Award Recipient - Distinguished Texas Geneticist

Guillermina "Gigi" Lozano, Ph.D., Professor and Chair

The Distinguished Texas Geneticist Award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to genetics in Texas.

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