Today, the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees released the names of the eight early-career scientists selected for the fourth class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. The announcement is made by April Giles, President and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA), who said "Our association commends Boettcher Foundation for its ongoing commitment to this stellar program that assists early-career investigators in our state to continue their important research."
Launched in 2010, the Webb-Waring Biomedical Biomedical Research program fills an unmet need in the state by assisting early-career investigators engaged in biomedical sciences to advance their research. Further, the program honors the tradition of Colorado's Webb and Waring families by investing in science that has the possibility of making significant contributions to human health. Boettcher Foundation is a Titanium Sponsor of the CBSA.
The 2013 (fourth) Class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program includes:
* Dr. Amrut V. Ambardekar, M.D., University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Assistant Professor of Medicine - Cardiology, Myocardial Recovery After Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
* Dr. Joseph A. Brzezinski, Ph.D., University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Mechanisms of Retinal Development and Disease
* Dr. Soyeon Park, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Molecular Mechanisms of Proteasome Biogenesis
* Dr. Abigail L. Person, Ph.D., University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Corollary Discharge Pathways Underlying Schizophrenia Symptoms
* Dr. Michael Strong, Ph.D., National Jewish Health, Assistant Professor of Genes, Environment, and Health, Genomics of Respiratory Disease Associated Pathogens
* Dr. Lucas Argueso, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Assistant Professor of Radiation and Cancer Biology, Gene Copy Number Variation
* Dr. Brad Borlee, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Assistant Professor of Bacteriology, Molecular Regulation of Bacterial Pathogenesis
* Dr. Melissa Krebs, Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Controlled Delivery of Therapeutics from Biopolymer Systems
With the addition of the 2013 Class, there are now 22 Boettcher Investigators conducting research in the following Colorado institutions: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University, National Jewish Health and Colorado School of Mines. All grant awards are $225,000.
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