Congratulations to NYU Chemistry alumna Mia Huang, who has received a presitigious Career Transition Award from the National Institutes of Health. Mia earned her doctorate at NYU under the direction of Kent Kirshenbaum and she is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Kamil Godula Group at the University of California at San Diego. The project title of her award is, "Chemical editing of nanoscale proteoglycan architecture and organization to control cellular differentiation." The award, known as the Pathway to Independence Award, will provide Mia with ~ $1M of support for research and salary over a period of five years. Two years are during the postdoctoral mentored phase, and the subsequent three years will allow her to transition into a funded independent faculty position.
News of this award is especially exciting as this is the second such award for NYU Chemistry's students/alumni in a short span -- graduate student Billy Marsiglia recently received a Career Transition Award for his research in Nate Traaseth's group.