Dr. Darcie Moore has been named one of six 2020 Vallee Scholars from the Vallee Foundation for her research on regulation and movement of proteins during the earliest steps of Adult neurogenesis, when neural stem cells (NSCs) exit quiescence and begin to divide. Candidates for the Vallee Scholars Award are competitively selected based on the originality and innovation of their science, the quality of their proposal, and their record of accomplishment.
Per the official Press Release:
In this unprecedented year, when the world needs exceptional scientific research, the Vallee Foundation is proud to award $1.8 million to six new Vallee Scholars. The Vallee Scholar program provides unrestricted funding for national and international junior faculty at a critical stage in their tenure-track careers. “The awards committee was extremely impressed by the breadth and vision of this year’s candidates and the selection was difficult,” said committee chair Wade Harper, Bert and Natalie Vallee Professor of Molecular Pathology, and Chairman of the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. “Each of these brilliant young Vallee Scholars brings new and exciting technologies to problems ranging from neuroscience to cancer to the interactions of virus with humans including during previous pandemics, all areas with enormous implications for human health.”
The Vallee Foundation was established by Bert and Kuggie Vallee as their legacy to the advancement of medical science and medical education. The Foundation stimulates development of interdisciplinary sciences related to human health by promoting interaction between productive scientists worldwide. More information is available online: www.thevalleefoundation.org.