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Research Excellence Awards

With so many impactful findings coming out of the College of Medicine, we are delighted to showcase some of the more significant research publications.  On a periodic basis, COM leadership selects papers to highlight from nominations for pubications that have appeared in high impact journals with an MUSC faculty member as first or last author.

Congratulations to the to the Fall 2017 recipients of College of Medicine Research Excellence Awards – Zihai Li, MD, PhD, and Shaun Olsen, PhD.

Dr. Zihai Li on right Dr. Zihai Li (pictured on right), Chair and Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, was highlighted for his work and article titled “Platelets subvert T cell immunity against cancer via GARP-TGFᵦ axis” published in the May 2017 issue of Science Immunology.
Dr. Saun Olsen
Dr. Shaun Olsen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was highlighted for his work and article titled “S. pombe Uba1-Ubc15 Structure Reveals a Novel Regulatory Mechanism of Ubiquitin E2 Activity” published in the February 16, 2017, issue of Molecular Cell.

Previous Honorees

Dr. Tsao
Dr. Tsao was highlighted for her work and article, "A missense variant in NDF1 is associated with susceptibility to multiple autoimmune diseases," published in the January 30, 2017, issue of Nature Genetics.
Dr. Luttrell
Dr. Luttrell was given the award for his work and article, "The conformational signature of arestin3 predicts its trafficking and signaling functions," published in the March 31, 2016, issue of Nature.


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