2012 MGH Research Scholars

In the second year of the Research Scholars Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, additional funding made it possible to support eight more researchers, including specialists investigating the HIV virus, neurology, inflammatory diseases, radiology, cancer and more.

Galit Alter, PhD
Kristine and Bob Higgins MGH Research Scholar

Ragon Institute
"Manipulating sugars to fight infections in order to design vaccines against HIV and other pathogens that cause epidemics."
Alter Lab
Brian Bacskai, PhD
Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport MGH Research Scholar

"A common neuroprotective strategy to prevent or treat central nervous system diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and strokes."
Bacskai Lab
Nicholas Dyson, PhD
James and Shirley Curvey MGH Research Scholar

Cancer Center
"Understanding the function of the retinoblastoma protein, a key tumor suppressor."
Dyson Lab
Nir Hacohen, PhD
MGH Research Scholar

Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases (CIID)
"A systematic approach to dissecting
immune circuits."

Hacohen Lab
Eng Lo, PhD
Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport MGH Research Scholar

"Seeking a new network approach for neuroprotection."
Lo Lab
Raul Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD
Kristine and Bob Higgins MGH Research Scholar

Cancer Center
"Defining SIRT6 as a critical modulator of glucose homeostasis."
Mostoslavsky Lab
Anders Näär, PhD
MGH Research Scholar

Cancer Center/Molecular Oncology
"Elucidating conserved gene regulatory mechanisms governing cholesterol and lipid homeostasis in metabolism and cardiometabolic disease."
Näär Lab
Guillermo Tearney, MD, PhD
Mike and Sue Hazard Family MGH Research Scholar

Wellman Center for Photomedicine
"Improving the understanding and diagnosis of disease by imaging the human body at the highest possible level of detail in vivo."
Tearney Lab