ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator

The ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator, supported by the Dr. Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research Ltd., recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of his or her independent career in stem cell research.

2016 Winner

Fernando Camargo, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, USA, is the recipient of the eighth annual Outstanding Young Investigator Award. Dr. Camargo’s innovative research on adult stem cells, regulation of organ size, and cancer, together with the development of a paradigm-shifting stem cell tracking technique, has greatly impacted our understanding of stem cell biology and disease, and opens new avenues in regenerative medicine.

The 2016 ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Outstanding Young Investigator Award presentation was held at the ISSCR Annual Meeting during Plenary Session II on Wednesday, 22 June.

Criteria

  • Nominees must be seven or fewer years out from their first full-time assistant professorship or equivalent position in an academic, industrial or clinical research setting.**
  • Nominees must be an ISSCR member in good standing.
  • Nominees must be independent investigators conducting original research in basic science or clinical development and translation in the field of stem cell research.
  • Nominees must be nominated by two (or more) ISSCR members in good standing.
  • Nominees must be available to attend the ISSCR Annual Meeting if they are selected as the award recipient.

Award

  • $15,000 USD personal award plus a complimentary registration to the ISSCR Annual Meeting where they will be honored.
  • The award recipient will be honored during a plenary session at the ISSCR Annual Meeting. An ISSCR leader or the recipient’s mentor will have the opportunity to make a formal presentation and reflect on the accomplishments of the recipient. The award recipient will have the opportunity to give a featured presentation.

Nomination Process

Nominations must be sponsored by two or more people. Nomination letters may be submitted individually or as a single, co-signed letter. Nomination letter(s) (up to two pages) should provide the following:

  • a statement of up to 100 words highlighting the most important accomplishment(s) of the nominee
  • an overview of the nominee’s contributions to the field of stem cell research
  • a statement of the nominee’s status as an independent investigator

A copy of the nominee’s CV and listing of up to five of their most relevant publications must also accompany the nomination letter. Include an electronic version of these publications where possible. Nominations are now open. For questions, please contact Glori Rosenson at grosenson@isscr.org.

**Assessment of ‘equivalent position’ is at the discretion of the award selection committee. Comparable titles in the international academic community might include but are not limited to Lecturer, Senior Scientist or Team Leader. Position titles in other research settings such as industry are recognized to be diverse.

Past Winners

 

2015

Paul Tesar, PhD
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA

Supported by BD Biosciences

 

2014

Valentina Greco, PhD
Yale University, USA

Supported by BD Biosciences

2013

Marius Wernig, MD, PhD
Stanford University, USA

Supported by the University of Pittsburgh-McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
 

2012

Cédric Blanpain, MD, PhD
Université Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium 

Supported by the University of Pittsburgh-McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

2011

Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Supported by the University of Pittsburgh-McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

2010

Joanna Wysocka, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine, CA

Supported by the University of Pittsburgh-McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

2009

Konrad Hochedlinger, PhD
Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Supported by the University of Pittsburgh-McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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