NIH allots $2.5M to 6 Genomic Innovator Award winners

The National Institutes of Health's National Human Genome Research Institute announced the six winners of its inaugural Genomic Innovator Awards, which provide financial backing to early-career genomics researchers.

The NHGRI's support for the six recipients will total approximately $500,000 each year over the course of a five-year project period, as part of the NIH's continued efforts to advance scientific innovation through flexible research funding.

The six winners are:

  • Channabasavaiah Gurumurthy, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha)
  • Eric Gamazon, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Jason Vassy, MD, Harvard Medical School (Boston)
  • Luca Pinello, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)
  • Stacy Gray, MD, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center (Duarte, Calif.)
  • Timothy O'Connor, PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore

View detailed descriptions of each award recipient's research here.

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