Four faculty members of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) have been recognized as leaders in their fields.
Elliot Chaikof, M.D., Ph.D. is an HSCI Principal Faculty member and the Johnson and Johnson Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In recognition of his work in vascular disease, he has received the American Surgical Association’s 2019 Flance-Karl Award for his seminal contributions in translational research that have applications to clinical surgery.
Amar Sahay, Ph.D. is an HSCI Principal Faculty member and an associate professor of psychiatry at HMS and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He has been named an MGH Research Scholar for his work to improve memory in adulthood and aging.
Christine Seidman, M.D. is an HSCI Affiliate Faculty member and the Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine at HMS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). She will be awarded the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science in recognition of her groundbreaking work to identify the genetic causes of heart disease.
Tracy Young-Pearse, Ph.D. is an HSCI Principal Faculty member and an associate professor of neurology at HMS and BWH. She has received two awards from the Brigham Research Institute: the Pilot Funding Award, which she will use to study the links between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome; and the inaugural President’s Scholar Award, which recognizes her noteworthy contributions and exceptional potential in the field of neurology.