HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity.
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In 2009, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced that it would expand collaborations with various foundations, including The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, in order to increase support for outstanding postdoctoral researchers. HHMI now provides each organization with support for up to six postdoctoral fellows a year. For more information about this program, visit: HHMI News.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is one of the world’s largest philanthropies, with laboratories across the United States and grants programs throughout the world. The Institute is a nonprofit medical research organization that employs hundreds of leading biomedical scientists working at the forefront of their fields. HHMI investigators work in Hughes laboratories at more than 60 universities, medical centers, and other research institutions throughout the United States. In a complementary program at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus in Loudoun County, Virginia, leading scientists are pursuing long-term, high-risk, high-reward research in a campus specially designed to bring together researchers from disparate disciplines. In addition, through its grants program and other activities, HHMI is helping to enhance science education at all levels and maintain the vigor of biomedical science worldwide. Its headquarters are
located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C.
Nipun S. Basrur, Ph.D. For training at Harvard Medical School with Drs. Stephen Liberles and Ruslan Medzhitov. Sensing homeostatic sleep drive through the interoceptive nervous system.
KeHuan K. Edmonds, Ph.D. For training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Dr. Feng Zhang. A systematic, high-throughput approach to discover and apply new transcriptional regulators of mitochondrial physiology.
Elizabeth M. Hart, Ph.D. For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Thomas Bernhardt. Elucidating the mechanisms of mycomembrane protein assembly.
Shuonan He, Ph.D. For training at Harvard University with Dr. Hopi Hoekstra. The genetic basis of hair morphology evolution driven by altitudinal adaptation in the deer mouse Peromyscus maniculatus.
Daniel S. Saxton, Ph.D. For training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Dr. Michael Laub. Identify and characterize phage defense systems derived from the microbiome.
Tamanash S. Bhattacharya, Ph.D. For training at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with Dr. Harmit Malik. Identifying viral elements involved in overcoming immune restriction during host-switching.
Jingyi Chi, Ph.D. For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Stephen Liberles. Neural Control of Liver Metabolism.
Mark Dombrovskiy, Ph.D. For training at the University of California, Los Angeles with Dr. S. Lawrence Zipursky. Towards understanding mechanisms of precise synaptic connectivity in sensorimotor neural circuits.
Luke W. Koblan, Ph.D. For training at the Whitehead Institute with Dr. Jonathan Weissman. Tracking cell state across time using multichannel molecular recorders and counters.
Kyu Hyun Lee, Ph.D. For training at the University of California, San Francisco with Dr. Loren Frank. Brain-wide dynamics during hippocampal non-local representations.
Janet Song, Ph.D. For training at Boston Children’s Hospital with Dr. Christopher A. Walsh. Genomic approaches toward understanding human brain evolution.
Bradley M. Wierbowski, Ph.D. For training at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research with Dr. David Bartel. Molecular Determinants of mRNA Stabilization by Decapping Resistance.
Max E. Wilkinson, Ph.D. For training at the Broad Institute with Dr. Feng Zhang. Structural and functional characterisation of an RNA-guided nuclease found in transposons.
Jason Z. Zhang, Ph.D. For training at the University of Washington with Dr. David Baker. De novo designed tools to map the activity and function of endogenous and oncogenic Ras signaling.
Zebulon G. Levine, Ph.D. For training at the Whitehead Institute with Dr. Jonathan Weissman. Examining Ribosome Damage, Repair, and Removal by Temporal Ribosome Labeling.
Xuyu Qian, Ph.D. For training at Boston Children’s Hospital with Dr. Christopher Walsh. Charting Cell Type-Specific Enhancer Activities of Human Accelerated Regions (HARs) In Brain Development.
Harleen Saini, Ph.D. For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Danesh Moazed. Molecular mechanism of transcriptional adaptation in response to mRNA degradation.
Javier Valdes Aleman, Ph.D. For training at the University of California, Los Angeles with Dr. Larry Zipursky. Development of specificity in neuronal connectivity in Drosophila melanogaster.