Inspired by her father, a doctor, Marty A. Fernandez hopes to understand what drives diseases like AIDS, malaria, and Alzheimer’s.
Forced to flee his native Africa, Steven Tuyishime now wants to create vaccines to fight malaria, a disease that kills millions there.
For Angelica M. Riestra, community and science go hand in hand. She hopes she can also combine research and community outreach as a microbiology professor some day.
A childhood moving back and forth between Nicaragua and the United States helped Kelly M. Cadenas appreciate and take advantage of her educational opportunities.
Dania Daye is on her way to becoming a physician-scientist-engineer after a difficult childhood in Lebanon.
HHMI is expanding a program to further the graduate science education of talented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
Sacha L. Prashad loves studying stem cells, which she says provide just the right combination of research and connection to the clinic.
Krystal R. St. Julien's struggle with sickle cell anemia inspired her to become a biochemist.
Meet the 2009 Gilliam Fellows.
Twelve new colleges and universities have been chosen to join the Science Education Alliance's nationwide experiment–teach science to students by involving them in scientific discovery.
Hace un año, 12 universidades confiaron en la Alianza de Educación Científica del Instituto Médico Howard Hughes al unirse a un experimento de educación con una ambiciosa agenda –enseñar ciencia a estudiantes involucrándolos en descubrimientos científicos a una escala nacional–. Ahora 12 universidades adicionales han sido elegidas para unirse a la Alianza.
HHMI will award up to $25 million for a unique program that prepares scientists to translate laboratory discoveries into new medical treatments.
Seven HHMI investigators have been elected to the Institute of Medicine.
Robert Tjian, a distinguished biochemist and long-time HHMI investigator at the University of California, Berkeley, will become HHMI's next president.
Professor Alison F. Richard is currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.
DeRisi receives the Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment.
President Bush named HHMI investigator Robert J. Lefkowitz a recipient of the National Medal of Science for contributions to the biological sciences.
A statement regarding fraudulent activity involving checks that are purported to be from HHMI.
Thomas R. Cech, Nobel laureate and president of HHMI, will deliver a public talk on "RNA Enzymes and the Origins of Life" at the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, VA.
Clayton, who joined HHMI in 1996, has announced that he will retire on August 31.