HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Hanson receives one of the first Keck Foundation awards for distinguished young scholars in medical research

St. Louis-- Phyllis I. Hanson, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology and physiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is among five first-time recipients of the Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research Award from the Los Angeles-based W. M. Keck Foundation. Hanson was picked from among 10 finalists for the award.

The Young Scholars program will provide Hanson with $1 million in research support over five years. The program was created to promote the development of young scientists who exhibit extraordinary promise in biomedical research and academic leadership.

William A. Peck, M.D., executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, says, "Phyllis Hanson's powerful grasp of research, her scientific dedication and her sense of academic excellence have contributed greatly to the field of neurobiology. We are thrilled to have the W. M. Keck Foundation recognize one of the medical school's and the nation's outstanding young scientists as a future leader in this field."

Hanson studies the molecular machinery that neurons use to communicate. The machinery permits the release of sacs of chemical signals so one neuron can talk with neighboring neurons. Hanson will determine how membrane-associated proteins direct these sacs to release their cargo and then to reform. The work may one day suggest treatments for some neuromuscular, neurologic and psychiatric disorders that result from faulty communication between neurons.

Using biochemical and imaging techniques, Hanson will visualize how proteins called SNAREs tether a storage sac to the inner face of the membrane that forms a neuron's surface. During this process, one type of SNARE jutting from a sac's surface interacts with similar tethering proteins at the cell's surface. When the SNAREs entwine, the sac can momentarily fuse with the surface membrane to dump the chemical cargo. These
'"/>

Contact: Barbra Rodriguez
rodrigub@medicine.wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine
20-Jul-1999


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
2. Schepens Eye Research Institute receives Roadmap grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
3. Northeastern University receives $12.4 million NSF grant for creation of nanomanufacturing institute
4. Research on carbohydrate metabolism receives historical recognition
5. K-States National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
6. Berkeley Lab soil scientist Margaret Torn receives Presidential Early Career Award
7. NJIT professor receives Presidential Award for breakthrough research with adult stem cells
8. University of Pittsburgh receives $10 million grant for head and neck cancer
9. LSU Vet School receives $9.9 million for infectious disease research
10. UCSB professor and director receives two national awards
11. Childrens Hospital Boston receives more than $10 million to help make smallpox vaccine safer

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:11/27/2019)... ... November 26, 2019 , ... Smile Glen Ellyn dentists, Drs. ... Invisalign® treatment. Invisalign orthodontics uses a series of clear, virtually invisible ... known as malocclusion, present both functional and cosmetic concerns. Functionally, crooked teeth ...
(Date:11/27/2019)... ... November 27, 2019 , ... ... hand-held device, equipped with surface electromyography (sEMG) sensors that measure and display muscle ... of the specific muscles being targeted for treatment. Both patient and therapist can ...
(Date:11/20/2019)... ... November 20, 2019 , ... BioInformatics Inc., part of Science and Medicine ... announced the winners of the Life Science Industry Awards for the most innovative new ... Awards – Innovation: , Most Innovative New Product – Cell Biology, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/5/2019)... ... ... German Shepherd, was demonstrating signs of osteoarthritis in April 2019. He was lame and ... willingness to play were normal, it was clear that he was in pain. , Ole’s ... and Referral Center in San Diego, California. Dr. Mullen is an experienced VetStem ...
(Date:11/2/2019)... NEW YORK (PRWEB) , ... October 31, 2019 ... ... just been released by pharma artificial intelligence pioneer tellic. drug360 brings tellic’s ... data. This new tool allows researchers to quickly uncover relationships between genes, diseases, ...
(Date:10/29/2019)... ... ... CaroGen Corporation , a biotechnology company, today announced three distinguished additions to ... MD, of Brown University , Dr. Steve Projan, PhD, FAAM, formerly of ... Wayne State University, formerly a professor at Yale University School of Medicine ...
(Date:10/26/2019)... ... , ... Sparks Marketing Group, Inc. (Sparks) announced ... healthcare-specific marketing firm, to strengthen the agency’s growing focus on the healthcare vertical ... in pharma, bio-therapeutics, medical device and healthcare technologies currently account for a large ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: