New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

Read the latest cancer research and recognition from the members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle.
May 9, 2013
New HHMI Investigators named

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) selected 27 of the nation’s top biomedical researchers to become new HHMI investigators. HHMI investigators are widely recognized for their creativity and research accomplishments. The new group of HHMI investigators were selected for their individual scientific excellence from a group of 1,155 applicants. Four of the new investigators are Damon Runyon alumni:

Chuan He, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ‘00-‘02), University of Chicago, Chicago
Neil Hunter, PhD (Damon Runyon Scholar ‘04-‘06), University of California, Davis
Ardem Patapoutian, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ‘96-‘99, Scholar ‘03-‘05), Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla
Russell E. Vance, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow ‘01-‘04), University of California, Berkeley