Dr. Olga Boudker, acting chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and a respected researcher in the molecular study of the brain, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors a scientist can receive. Dr. Boudker was among 120 new scientists in the United States and 30 internationally to be named to the National…
Congratulations to Ekta Khurana, Ph.D. for her appointment as the WorldQuant Foundation Research Scholar, recognizing her outstanding contributions as a scientist working on enhancing methods for early diagnosis between cancer subtypes, where choosing the right treatment means a life saved.
Congratulations to Luce Skrabanek, Ph.D. who was selected by the Weill Cornell Graduate School Awards Committee to receive the Physiology Biophysics and Systems Biology (PBSB) Teaching and Mentoring Award. The citation reads: “The award reflects your deep commitment to your program and the training of our graduate students.”
Dr. Bernice Grafstein elected as new member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Ion channels, which allow potassium and sodium ions to flow in and out of cells, are crucial in neuronal ‘firing’ in the central nervous system and for brain and heart function. These channels use a “ball-and-chain” mechanism to help regulate their ion flow, according to a new study led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. The study, published March 18 in…
Dr. Simon Scheuring, a professor of physiology and biophysics in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded a prestigious National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for a project aimed at solving long-standing mysteries about the structural workings of important proteins.