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.
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.
HHMI has appointed Marian Carlson as senior scientific officer. Carlson will work from the Institute's headquarters to support the research of HHMI investigators across the nation.
Medical, dental and, for the first time, veterinary students will get a chance to conduct biomedical research full time for a year.
Scientists who bridge the gap between basic research and clinical medicine will get a boost at a vital time in their career.
Fifty-six of the nation's most creative biomedical scientists are being given the opportunity to tackle their most ambitious, risky research plans as they become the newest class of HHMI investigators.
Four HHMI investigators, an HHMI professor, and two members of the Institute's advisory boards have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
David Asai has been named director of the undergraduate science education program at HHMI.
Eight HHMI investigators and three HHMI professors are among the 190 new fellows and 22 foreign honorary members elected.
Forty-eight of the nation's best undergraduate institutions will receive $60 million to help them usher in a new era of science education.
A complete listing of this year's college grant recipients with links to profiles of each institution.
Jeremy R. Knowles, an HHMI Trustee, died yesterday at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, following a long bout with prostate cancer.
Thomas R. Cech, President of HHMI since January 2000, today announced that he would step down as head of the Institute in spring 2009.
Charles Zuker will deliver a lecture titled "Common Sense about Taste–from the Tongue to the Brain: How We Transform Sensation into Perception" on April 23, 2008.
HHMI has selected five young scientists as recipients of this year's Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study.
Short biographies of each of this year's Gilliam Fellows.
HHMI Trustee was a distinguished public servant, educator and businessman.
Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner at the law firm of WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., has been elected a Trustee.
Twelve colleges and universities have been selected to participate in a nationwide genomics course that will involve first-year college students in authentic research.
Dr. Vijay K. Samalam joins Janelia Farm from the San Diego Supercomputer Center.
Janelia Farm is seeking up to 8 college students to pursue research projects with Janelia Farm scientists during Summer 2008.
Six HHMI investigators and an international research scholar have been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
The Science Education Alliance, headquartered at Janelia Farm, will become a national network of scientists and educators working collaboratively to develop and distribute new materials and methods to the education community.
Under Springer's Open Choice program, articles are immediately published with full open access and deposited in repositories such as PubMed at a flat-rate fee per article.
Huda Zoghbi, an HHMI researcher at Baylor College of Medicine, will deliver a public lecture on "The Path to Understanding and Treating Neurological Diseases" on Tuesday, September 18, 2007.
HHMI will pay the article processing charges for all research published by HHMI investigators in BioMed Central journals.
This year, HHMI will increase the number, size, and duration of grants it awards to alumni of two of its programs as they begin their careers as physician-scientists.
Four students spent their summers participating in a pilot program for undergraduate research at Janelia Farm.
HHMI announces that it will require its scientists to publish their original research articles in scientific journals that allow public access within six months of publication.
A $22.5 million initiative aims to close the gap between research institutions and their local communities by supporting educational programs intended to stimulate interest in science, particularly among young students.
Read more about a few of the programs that HHMI is supporting through its 2007 initiative for biomedical research institutions.
Lefkowitz honored for elucidating the major receptor system that mediates the response of cells and organs to drugs and hormones.
HHMI is boosting its support of outstanding young scientists by entering into collaborations with four institutions.
HHMI has become aware of fraudulent checks being issued in its name.