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  • The laboratories of Drs. John Weisel and Dennis Discher show that protein unfolding is key for understanding blood clot mechanics See Penn press release. See the paper in the journal Science.
  • PMI Researchers awarded $6.7 million from NIH to study molecular motors. See Penn press release. ar motors. See Penn press release.
  • Joseph Laakso is the inaugural recipient of the 2009 P. Leslie Dutton Award for an outstanding lead-author publication by a BMB student.
  • Congratulations to Gabi Rosenblum for receiving a Human Frontiers Science Program fellowship.
  • Congratulations to Jennine Dawicki McKenna for receiving an American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellowship.
  • Congratulations to Emidio Pistilli (Khurana Lab) and Becky Brisson (Barton Lab) for their recent appointments to the PMI Muscle Biology Training Grant.
  • Dr. H. Lee Sweeney receives Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence. See Penn press release.
  • Dr. Tejvir S. Khurana’s laboratory is featured in the City Paper. See article here.
  • The Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai has awarded Dr. H. Lee Sweeney, William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology in the School of Medicine, the Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence. This award honors individuals whose medical research has helped to improve the lives of thousands of people worldwide. Dr. Sweeney is one of three recipients, and this year’s only United States awardee. He is being recognized for his research on muscular dystrophy, with emphasis on the impact in the area of pharmacogenomics, which is the science of how genetic variations influence individual differences in responses to drugs. See Penn press release.

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