ISSCR Outstanding Young Investigator Award
The nomination period for the 2014 BD Outstanding Young Investigator Award is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted nominations. The winner will be announced in December 2013.
ISSCR Outstanding Young Investigator
Award recognizes the exceptional achievements of an
investigator in the early part of his or her independent career in stem
cell research who will be honored with the award at the ISSCR 11th
Annual Meeting in Boston in June 2013.
Marius Wernig, MD, PhD is the recipient of the fifth annual ISSCR-University of Pittsburgh Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 2013. He is recognized for his research demonstrating that previously specified cells have the capacity to be reprogrammed directly to other, distantly related cell types, a discovery that has transformed the field of cellular reprogramming. Dr. Wernig is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University in California, USA, and he received his award and presented his latest research at the ISSCR 11th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, during Plenary VI on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
- Nominees must be five 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
- Nominees must be available to attend the ISSCR Annual Meeting if
they are selected as the award recipient.
- $7,500 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.
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
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
**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
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Cédric Blanpain, MD, PhD
Université Libre De Bruxelles, Belgium
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Robert Blelloch, MD, PhD
California, San Francisco, USA
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Joanna Wysocka, PhD
School of Medicine, CA
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Konrad Hochedlinger, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA