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National Human Genome Research Institute Intramural Research Award

Brennan Decker (top left), Temesgen Fufa (bottom left), Alberto Rissone (bottom right), Minnky Lee (top right)

Every year, the National Human Genome Research Institute recognizes outstanding trainees in the Division of Intramural Research by granting the NHGRI Intramural Research Award. The award distinguishes meritorious research accomplishments for a single, notable research achievement or a larger body of work of exemplary quality and significance.

Awards are given in recognition of the full spectrum of research conducted within the NHGRI Intramural Research Program, including basic, clinical, and social behavioral science research. To date, thirty trainees have received the award, many who continue to make valuable contributions in the area of genomics and related fields.

In 2015, four Intramural Research Awards were granted. The well-deserving recipients were announced at the annual NHGRI Symposium.

The 2015 awards were presented to:

Brennan Decker, (top left)
Minnky Lee, Ph.D., (top right)
Temesgen Fufa, Ph.D., (bottom left)
Alberto Rissone, Ph.D., (bottom right)

Past Award Recipients

Elma Aflaki, Ph.D.
Fasil Ayele, Ph.D.
Cheryl Cropp, Ph.D.
Matthew LaFave, Ph.D.
Matthieu Le Gallo, Ph.D.
Gaurav Varshney, Ph.D.


Melissa Harris, Ph.D.
Julia Oh, Ph.D.
Stephen Parker, Ph.D.
Christy Schnitzler, Ph.D.


Jennifer Fox, Ph.D.
Bo Gao, Ph.D.
Evan Snitkin, Ph.D. 


Elizabeth Grice, Ph.D.
Kate Hyde, Ph.D.
Erica Kwon, Ph.D.
Jamie Teer, Ph.D.


Todd Pricket, Ph.D.
Debra Silver, Ph.D.
Benjamin Solomon, M.D.


Jennifer Cannons, Ph.D.
Bo Johanneson, Ph.D. 


Kristina Buac, Ph.D. 
Enriko Klootwijk, Ph.D.


Soma Banerjee, Ph.D.
Heidi Parker, Ph.D.

For more information contact:
Faith Harrow, Ph.D.
Training Program Coordinator
Intramural Training Office
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 451-3645
Fax:(301) 480-3897

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Last Updated: May 18, 2015