2019 Pinn Scholars Announced

Congratulations to the 2019 Class of Pinn Scholars, named this month. Pinn Scholars are selected on the basis of their scientific expertise and contributions to the School of Medicine and to the greater research community. Pinn Scholars are expected to develop a new project or direction in their research and share their results at an annual symposium.

The new Pinn scholars and their projects are:

Mazhar Adli, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
“Identifying synthetic lethal partners of recurrent cancers mutations through massively parallel combinatorial double knockout genetic screens”

Charles Farber, PhD
Public Health Sciences/Center for Public Health Genomics
“Developing a Predictive Gene Regulatory Network for Osteoporosis”

Maria Luisa Sequeira-Lopez, MD
Pediatrics
“The fate of renin and renin progenitor cells in the bone marrow”

Owen Pornillos, PhD
Department of Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics
“Molecular mechanisms of HIV-1 replication”

The new scholars will be introduced at the Annual School of Medicine Symposium on Research Excellence on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 2:00-5:30 PM in the Pinn Hall Conference Center Auditorium. The symposium will feature the work of the first two classes of Pinn Scholars, as well as some recent faculty recruits.

Margaret A. Shupnik, PhD
Gerald D. Aurbach Professor of Endocrinology
Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Research
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Dean’s office: (434) 982-3408
Lab office: (434)982-0010
mas3x@virginia.edu

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