NIH New Innovator Award (DP2) Panel Discussion
June 30, 2021 @ 11-noon via zoom
Join a panel discussion with NIH New Innovator (DP2) awardees to learn about their experiences and ask questions. The session with be moderated by Dr. Orit Rapaport.
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award – Funding opportunities for unusually creative early stage investigators
Funding Opportunity: RFA-RM-21-016; Due August 20, 2021
NIH Seminar about this funding opportunity – June 29, 2021 @ 3:00 PM EDT. Learn More & Register.
Dr. Siddhartha Jaiswal is an investigator at Stanford University in the Department of Pathology, where his lab focuses on understanding the biology of the aging hematopoietic system. As a post-doctoral fellow, he identified a common, pre-malignant state for blood cancers by reanalysis of large sequencing datasets. This condition, termed “clonal hematopoiesis”, is characterized by the presence of stem cell clones harboring certain somatic mutations, primarily in genes involved in epigenetic regulation of hematopoiesis. Clonal hematopoiesis is prevalent in the aging population and increases the risk of not only blood cancer, but also cardiovascular disease and overall mortality. Understanding the biology of these mutations and how they contribute to the development of cancer and other age-related diseases is the current focus of work in the lab. Dr. Jaiswal is a 2020 New Innovator (DP2) Awardee. Project Title: Clonal Hematopoiesis in Human Aging and Disease
Dr. Keren Haroush is an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine and an affiliate faculty of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Bio-X, and the Maternal & Child Health Research Institute. Keren received her Ph.D. in Neurobiology at the Hebrew University under the guidance of Dr. Shaul Hochstein, and obtained her postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, with Dr. Ziv Williams. Her research focuses on understanding the neural circuits underlying dynamic social interactions. she pioneered the study of cooperation and social prediction at single neuron resolution in the primate brain, thereby providing some of the earliest mechanistic insights about the neuronal basis for a symbolic theory of mind. In addition to the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Keren’s research has been recognized with the Society for Neuroscience’s Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award, the Simon’s’ Foundation Autism Research Initiative Bridge to Independence Award, NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, Whitehall Foundation Research Grant and a Sloan Fellowship. Dr. Haroush is a 2020 New Innovator (DP2) Awardee. Project Title: Unraveling Neuronal Circuits and Causal Underpinnings of Long Time-Scale Social Strategic Behaviors
Dr. Lauren O’Connell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. Dr. O’Connell started at community college and then transferred to Cornell University where she obtained her B.S. in Biological Sciences. After obtaining her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. O’Connell received a Bauer Fellowship from Harvard University to start her own research group in the Center for Systems Biology where she developed poison frogs as a model system to study the neural basis of social decision-making. Her lab now uses social tadpoles that beg parents for food to understand how nutrition during development influences brain organization and function in neonates. In addition to the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, her lab is supported by the Rita Allen Foundation and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Dr. O’Connell is a 2019 New Innovator (DP2) Awardee. Project Title: Dietary Tuning of Infant Social Communication
Route to Getting Grants (R2G2) is specially designed for junior faculty at Stanford. Sessions cover all aspects of grant writing, delivered through panel sessions, workshops and focused talks. R2G2 also provides unique networking opportunities, enabling cross faculty collaborations and multidisciplinary partnerships. R2G2 ensures that junior faculty have all the tools and strategies to lead them to grant success and on to independent research careers.
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