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HST MD Alums Vamsi Mootha and David Reich, named Howard Hughes Investigators

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Two HST MD alumni, Vamsi Mootha and David Reich, have been named Howard Hughes Investigators!  Vamsi, as you recall, just spoke at the HST Forum.

Four HMS faculty members are among the 27 new investigators appointed to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). All investigators will receive the flexible support necessary to move their research in creative new directions. The initiative, according the HHMI announcement, represents an investment in basic biomedical research of approximately $150 million over the next five years.

The new group of HHMI investigators – which includes 10 current HHMI Early Career Scientists -- were selected from a group of 1,155 applicants. Read more...

Vamsi Mootha and David Reich

Image: Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP, © HHMI