Summer 2017

Laurels

By Laura Ferguson

Claire Moore has been named to the Natalie V. Zucker Professorship, an endowed position that supports an outstanding scholar and educator at the School of Medicine who is a role model for women scientists. Moore, who researches mRNA processing, also directs the Training in Education and Critical Research Skills program, which expands education opportunities and preps postdocs for academic careers that involve mentoring a diverse student body.

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) recently honored professor John Erban, M81, clinical director and associate director for clinical science at the Cancer Center at Tufts Medical Center. MBCC Executive Director Cheryl Osimo lauded his “ongoing dedication to our collective goal of cancer prevention for future generations.”

John Leong, chair of the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology,
is a principal investigator on a project awarded an NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award. Funding will advance the team’s work designing probiotics
to prevent and treat intestinal infection and inflammation, in part using technology developed by Chuck Shoemaker at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

Photo by Anna Miller.

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