The Trustees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have elected Professor Erin K. O’Shea, Ph.D., now a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Harvard University, as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. O’Shea will begin her new duties part-time in January 2013 and transition to full-time in July 2013.
A member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, O’Shea is regarded as a leader in the fields of gene regulation, signal transduction, and systems biology. Her research focuses on the way cells sense changes in their environment and respond appropriately, work that has implications for understanding cancer and other diseases.
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