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ChEM-H scientists meet with Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Dec 12 2014

Scientists from Stanford ChEM-H attended a joint workshop with the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research at their campus in Cambridge, MA as a way of exploring potential research collaborations.

The groups have unique resources and expertise they can apply toward a common goal of understanding life at a chemical level and improving human health.

Fifteen of the 22 Stanford faculty, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students who attended gave talks or presented posters along with 18 presentations by Novartis scientists. Four Stanford attendees won prizes for their research presentations:

The top prize winners will receive a trip to Basel, Switzerland to present work at the Novartis headquarters:

  • Shelley Ackerman, PhD student in Bioengineering, Jennifer Cochran’s lab
  • Ariana Peck, PhD student in Biochemistry, Vijay Pande’s lab

Second prize winners received $200:

  • Rachel Hagey, PhD student in Microbiology & Immunology, Jeffrey Glenn’s lab
  • Laura Sanman, PhD student in Chemical & Systems Biology, Matt Bogyo’s lab

Scientists for both institutions are developing plans for new research collaborations including exploring opportunities for scientists and students to spend time at each others’ organizations to help jumpstart the projects.