The Cell Science Junior Fellows Program will provide junior investigators with institute-based opportunities for scientific development and research collaborations as they serve three-year terms on its advisory councils. The program's inaugural fellows are Martin Kampmann, PhD (University of California, San Francisco), Johannes Schöneberg, PhD (University of California San Diego), and David Van Valen, MD, PhD (California Institute of Technology).
"We wanted to have a mechanism for junior investigators to interact and synergize with us in a way that is useful for both sides. Their perspective is important, and we're excited to have them join our advisory councils," said Susanne Rafelski, director of assay development and a deputy director at the institute. "These three researchers are really on the cutting edge of biology, and we have no doubt they will be leaders in their fields."