January 26, 2022

Spotlight: 2021 End of Year Honors for The Mark Foundation Researchers

Three Mark Foundation Researchers Receive the 2021 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award; Two SAC Members and Three Grantees Named as 2021 AAAS Fellows


Three Mark Foundation-supported investigators have received the 2021 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, which supports creative early career scientists pursuing innovative, high impact projects. Emerging Leader Award recipient Philip Kranzusch, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ASPIRE Award recipient James Neal, PhD, Broad Institute, and ASPIRE Award recipient and former CRI–Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Fellow Justin Perry, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center were among the 106 researchers chosen for the prestigious award.

Five Mark Foundation-supported investigators have been named 2021 Fellows of the American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues. Curt Civin, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine and E. John Wherry, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, members of The Mark Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee, were elected as fellows in the AAAS Section on Medical Studies.

Mark Foundation Endeavor Award recipient Michael Shen, PhD, Columbia University, STRIVE Award recipient Lucio Castilla, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and ASPIRE Award recipient Sara Cherry, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, were also among the 564 newly elected AAAS Fellows.

We congratulate these honorees and thank them for their outstanding contributions to science!

Back to all