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Photo (above right): From the lab of 2004 Pew Scholar Nicole King. Choanoflagellates are aquatic microbes distinguished by a flagellum (green) used for swimming and feeding, surrounded by a collar of tentacles (red) against which bacterial prey are trapped. The nucleus of this one-celled organism is highlighted in blue. (Monika Abedin).
Current members of the program's National Advisory Committee:Chair:
Wiesel, Torsten N., M.D., F.R.S.C.President EmeritusThe Rockefeller University
Aguayo, Albert J., M.D.,Director, Centre for Research in NeuroscienceMcGill University
Carrasco, Nancy, M.D.Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular PhysiologyYale University
De Robertis, Edward, M.D., Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteNorman Sprague Professor of Biological ChemistryUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Galán, Jorge, Ph.D.Professor and Chairman, Section of Microbial PathogenesisYale University School of Medicine
Nogales, Eva, Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteProfessor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of California, Berkeley
Nussenzweig, Michel, M.D., Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteSherman Fairchild Professor, Laboratory of Molecular ImmunologyThe Rockefeller University
Sabatini, David D., M.D., Ph.D.Professor and Chairman, Department of Cell BiologyNew York University School of Medicine
Zuker, Charles S., Ph.D.Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteProfessor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular BiophysicsColumbia University
You may also view a list of the Regional Nominating Committees (PDF) for the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences.
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