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Peter A. Takizawa, Ph.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2002 - Autumn


Peter A. Takizawa, Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology, was named a Searle Scholar earlier this year. The Searle Scholars Program, one of the most competitive and prestigious award programs for junior faculty, typically selects 15 of the most promising young faculty members in biomedical science and chemistry each year at universities and research institutes throughout the United States. Takizawa was recognized for his research on how specific MRNAs are transported to defined regions of a cell and the role that MRNA localization plays in cell-fate determination.