Department of Cell Biology Awards
Faculty and trainees at NYU Langone’s Department of Cell Biology are recognized for their scientific and academic achievements. We congratulate our scientists and are proud of their contributions to the advancement of biomedical knowledge.
2021 Honors and Awards
Karim-Jean Armache, PhD, was promoted to associate professor.
2020 Honors and Awards
Gira Bhabha, PhD, was named a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.
Ken H. Cadwell, PhD, was named the Recanati Family Professor of Microbiology.
Holger Knaut, PhD, was promoted to associate professor with tenure.
2019 Honors and Awards
Ismail Ahmed, a postdoctoral fellow working in the laboratory of Robert C. Froemke, PhD, received a K00 award for his work on oxytocin modulation of social behavior.
Naoya Yamaguchi, a graduate student from the laboratory of Holger Knaut, PhD, received a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association for his work studying the physical and molecular basis of cell migration.
Georgia Isom from the laboratories of Gira Bhabha, PhD, and Damian C. Ekiert, PhD, received a postdoctoral fellowship award from the American Heart Association for her work on the lipid transport to the bacterial outer membrane through an envelope-spanning tunnel.
Robert C. Froemke, PhD, and Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD, were awarded innovation funds from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Jeremy F. Nance, PhD, was promoted to professor.
2018 Honors and Awards
Agnel Sfeir, PhD, was named a 2018 Mallinckrodt Scholar by the Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation.
Niels Ringstad, PhD, was selected as a 2018 Pew Innovation Fund Investigator for his collaborative project examining neural sensing and behavioral responses toward pathogens.
Faculty promoted during the 2017–18 academic year were recognized at Dean’s Honors Day. Jeremy F. Nance, PhD, was promoted to full professor; Ken H. Cadwell, PhD, Niels Ringstad, PhD, and Susan R. Schwab, PhD, were promoted to associate professor with tenure; and Agnel Sfeir, PhD, was promoted to associate professor.
Gira Bhabha, PhD, was named a 2018 Searle Scholar for her research investigating how ballistic organelles drive host cell invasion.
Ruth Lehmann, PhD, received the Keith R. Porter Lecture Award from the American Society for Cell Biology.
Naomi Lopez-Caraballo, PhD, a graduate student in the laboratory of Robert C. Froemke, PhD, received the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study.
2017 Honors and Awards
Erin Glennon, an MD/PhD student working in the laboratory of Robert C. Froemke, PhD, was named an NYU Grossman School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program Vilcek Scholar.
Tatjana Trcek Pulisic, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow working in the laboratory of Ruth Lehmann, PhD, received the Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Deepshika Ramanan, a graduate student working in the laboratory of Ken H. Cadwell, PhD, won a Vilcek Institute of Biomedical Sciences Dissertation Prize for her thesis “Mechanisms of Nod2–Microbe Interactions in Intestinal Disease.”
Eight NYU Grossman School of Medicine graduate students received a Special McCracken Award in recognition of their energetic spirit, scholastic achievement, efforts during recruitment, contribution to managing internal clubs or seminar series, and willingness to embrace leadership roles as members of the Vilcek Student Council. They are Caroline Amendola, Alex Calderon, Zharko Daniloski, Jessica Douthit, Juhee Pae, Aaron Phillips, Alexandra Pinzaru, and Emily Radke.
David Sauer, a graduate student working in the laboratory of Da-Neng Wang, PhD, received a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society.
Robert C. Froemke, PhD, and Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD, received the prestigious Pew Innovation Fund Award to explore the interface between neuroscience and immunology.