Dr. Rachel Niec and Dr. Melanie H. Smith have each received an Emerging-Generation Award (2022) from the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI).
Using a mouse model, researchers have revealed molecular signals that connect a specific group of fungi in the gut to cells throughout the host’s body, including immune cells and neurons.
The research suggests that countering the activity of inflammatory ILC3s could lead to a therapeutic approach for multiple sclerosis and other brain disorders.
Lectures were provided by WDOM faculty and keynote speaker, Dr. Drew Weissman, who played a major role in critical discoveries that allowed for the mRNA platform to be used in developing vaccines against SARS-CoV.
The researchers found that SARS-CoV-2 triggers an inflammatory antiviral response in the adipose tissue (body fat) and causes its dysfunction.
Drs. Gregory Sonnenberg, Jeremy Goc, and Manish Shah have discovered that innate lymphoid cells protect against colorectal cancer, in part, by helping to maintain a healthy dialogue between the immune system and gut microbes.
Dr. Brown is the co-founder and Director of the bi-campus Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NYP. He has been an integral part of the liver transplant effort at Weill Cornell since 1999 and joined the faculty full-time in 2015.
This award is presented annually to members of the Weill Department of Medicine below the rank of professor who perform on outstanding levels in the areas of clinical and/or basic biomedical research.
The Career Award for Medical Scientists (CAMS) supports medical doctors who are pursuing research careers in biomedical investigation. It focuses on the transition of the physician-scientist from postdoc/fellow to independent researcher.
In a collaborative study, investigators have implemented advanced technology and analytics to map, at single-cell resolution, the cellular landscape of diseased lung tissue in severe COVID-19 and other infectious lung diseases.