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2013 Early Independence Award Recipients
 

Gregory M Alushin, Ph.D.

Gregory M Alushin, Ph.D.
Division of Intramural Research, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Project Title: Mechanosensing Via Cytoskeletal Strain   

Isabelle Baconguis, Ph.D.

Isabelle Baconguis, Ph.D.
Vollum Institute, OHSU
Project Title: Structure and Function of Epithelial Sodium Channels   

Hans Tomas Bjornsson, M.D., Ph.D.

Hans Tomas Bjornsson, M.D., Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University
Project Title: Exploring Kabuki Syndrome as a Treatable Cause of Intellectual Disability   

Meg Bruening, Ph.D.

Meg Bruening, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
Project Title: The Role of Friendship Networks on BMI and Behaviors among College Freshmen   

Hannah Carter, Ph.D.

Hannah Carter, Ph.D.
University of California San Diego, Department of Medicine, Division of Genetics
Project Title: Network approaches to identify cancer drivers from high-dimensional tumor data   

Christine Ann Denny, M.S., Ph.D.

Christine Ann Denny, M.S., Ph.D.
Columbia University Health Sciences, New York 
Project Title: Optogenetic dissection of hippocampal circuitry underlying Alzheimers disease   

Elaine Y. Hsiao, Ph.D.

Elaine Y. Hsiao, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Project Title: Uncovering microbial modulators of neuroactive molecules as novel therapeutics  

Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D.

Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Project Title: Physician Determinants of Health Care Spending, Quality, and Patient Outcomes   

Sebastian Lourido, Ph.D.

Sebastian Lourido, Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Project Title: Dissecting essential signaling pathways in apicomplexan parasites   

Jonathan F. Lovell, Ph.D.

Jonathan F. Lovell, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Project Title: Targeting Tumors with Resealable Nanovesicles Permeabilized by NIR Light   

William Ludington, Ph.D.

William Ludington, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Project Title: Developing a reduced complexity model gut microbiome in the behavior model, Droso   

David Pincus, Ph.D.

David Pincus, Ph.D.
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Project Title: Quantitative approaches to reveal the homeostatic control mechanisms of stress re   

Lei S. Qi, Ph.D.

Lei S. Qi, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
Project Title: A novel RNA-guided platform for sequence-specific cell reprogramming   

Eric T. Wang, Ph.D.

Eric T. Wang, Ph.D.
Koch Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Project Title: Post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in neuromuscular disease 

David Weinberg, Ph.D.

David Weinberg, Ph.D.
University of California San Francisco
Project Title: Formation and regulation of the translating mRNP 

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