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Recognition for Dartmouth faculty, staff and students

Victor Ambros, professor of genetics at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS), received the 2006 Genetics Society of America Medal for outstanding contributions in the last 15 years at the Society's January 7 meeting in San Diego. The Ambros Lab at DMS has made significant discoveries, including the 1993 identification of a new family of unusually small genes that act in the finely tuned yet remarkably versatile orchestration of development and behavior, adding still another dimension to the diversity and complexity of the cell. Currently, the main research interest of Ambros's lab is to understand the roles of microRNA-mediated regulatory pathways in animal development and human disease.

Michael B. Sporn, the Oscar M. Cohn '34 Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine at DMS, received the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's 2005 Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction on December 8 at the Komen Foundation's Brinker Dinner. Sporn was cowinner with Anita B. Roberts of the National Cancer Institute. Sporn and Roberts, who won the award for basic research, have collaborated for more than 30 years on research that is now forming the basis of new therapeutic approaches to breast cancer.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08