Five Boundary-Pushing MBL Affiliates Receive HHMI Investigator Awards

Five Boundary-Pushing MBL Affiliates Receive HHMI Investigator Awards

Among the most-appreciated awards in biology are the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator Awards, which provide outstanding scientists with generous and flexible research funding for significant periods of time (and a reprieve from the time-consuming cycle of grant-writing).

Five of the 19 scientists recently named 2018 HHMI Investigators are members of the MBL’s research, education and alumni communities.

“We selected these scientists because they know how to ask hard and interesting questions with skill and intellectual courage,” said David Clapham, HHMI’s vice president and chief scientific officer in a press release. “We believe they have the potential to make breakthroughs over time.”

Congratulations to the new HHMI Investigators in the MBL community:

Edward Boyden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty, Brains, Minds and Machines (2014)
Faculty, Neural Systems and Behavior (2011)
Alumnus, Neural Systems and Behavior (2000)

Clifford Brangwynne, Princeton University
Whitman Investigator, affiliated with HHMI Summer Institute at MBL (2014, 2015)
Alumnus, Physiology (2006)

Gaby Maimon, The Rockefeller University
Faculty, Neural Systems and Behavior (2007, 2008, 2010-2012, 2014, 2017)

Samara Reck-Peterson, University of California, San Diego
Faculty, Physiology (2008)
Alumna, Physiology (1994)

Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine
Faculty, Biology of Aging (2006, 2007, 2009)