Deuel Conference of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
It gives me great pleasure to share with you the news that two of our faculty members will be honored at Deuel Conference of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology this coming March in San Diego, CA. Dr. Sabrina Diano, who is a secondary faculty in the Department of Comparative Medicine, and a member of YMSM, (Professor & Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Department of Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences at Yale), will receive The Journal of Clinical Investigation Lectureship Award. Dr. Jens Brüning, Adjunct Professor in Comparative Medicine (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne, Germany) will receive the Journal of Lipid Research Lectureship Award. Please join me in congratulating these colleagues who have been strong contributors to the academic excellence of our Department.
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