Could 25, 2021—Edward Chouchani, assistant professor at Harvard Medical College, is the 2021 recipient of the Armen H. Tashjian Jr. Award for Excellence in Endocrine Analysis.
A number of college members from the Division of Molecular Metabolism, together with Robert Farese Jr., chair of the division and professor of molecular metabolism, and Gökhan S. Hotamışlıgil, James Stevens Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism and director of the Sabri Ülker Heart for Nutrient, Genetic and Metabolic Analysis, introduced Chouchani the award throughout a Zoom ceremony on Could 13, 2021. Jane Kim, dean for educational affairs and Ok.T. Li Professor of Well being Economics, and David Golan, dean for analysis operations and international packages at Harvard Medical College, additionally delivered remarks on the importance of the award and Chouchani’s analysis successes.
Earlier than delivering his lecture, Chouchani mentioned the award highlights the particular metabolic analysis neighborhood Harvard College has fostered throughout the Longwood space and that he was honored to be thought-about alongside previous recipients. He then mentioned his laboratory’s efforts to develop mass spectrometry-based applied sciences to know metabolite regulation in cells in a presentation titled, “Why succinate? A mannequin for physiological regulation by the mitochondrial bioenergetic sentinel.”
Armen Tashjian was professor of toxicology, emeritus, within the Division of Molecular Metabolism. He led the College’s toxicology program for almost three many years. The award acknowledges promising younger college members and fellows on the College who’re pursuing progressive analysis concepts in primary biomedical sciences.
Watch the ceremony and presentation.
– Chris Sweeney
Picture: courtesy of Edward Chouchani