Three Dunlop School Faculty Receive NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

October 6, 2022

Three Dunlop School faculty have been selected as recipients of the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, which supports early career investigators and their innovative research.

Professor Xiaoyu Shi and Professor Evgeny Kvon from the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology received their awards through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Professor Dequina Nicholas from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry received her award through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

  • Professor Shi uses, among other technologies, super-resolution microscopy and chemical synthesis to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of aging and cancers.
  • Professor Kvon studies transcriptional regulation by enhancers during early mammalian development using novel genomics tools, genome editing and mouse developmental biology techniques.
  • Professor Nicholas uses molecular and cellular biology, transgenic mouse models, cytokine profiling and flow cytometry to study the intersection of the nutrient environment, the immune system and metabolic disease.

Congratulations to Professors Shi, Kvon and Nicholas on their well-deserved awards and their dedication to innovative research.

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