Skokie, IL--The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will award the Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator to Allon M. Klein, PhD, Associate Professor, Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., U.S. The prize recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of his or her independent career in stem cell research. The Award is supported by the Dr. Susan Lim Endowment for Education and Research Ltd. and will be presented Wednesday, 24 June during the Machine Learning and Computational Approaches lecture from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. as part of ISSCR 2020 in Boston, the world's leading meeting of global innovators in stem cell science and health.
As a multidisciplinary scientist, Allon M. Klein has made ground-breaking contributions to the fields of stem cell and developmental biology. Those achievements range from the formulation of novel approaches to understand and further explain adult stem cell self-renewal, to the invention and application of an innovative cell-isolation and analysis system (inDrop) to transcriptionally profile individual cells in very high number. These approaches have allowed Dr. Klein to identify conserved patterns of stochastic adult stem cell fate across a range of epithelial tissues (e.g. skin and intestine) and cellular differentiation hierarchies during early embryonic development and in cycling adult tissues.
"Allon Klein is an exceptional researcher whose originality, ingenuity, insights, and professional generosity have yielded innovations that are having a major impact on the research community," said Deepak Srivastava, ISSCR President. "His work is contributing to numerous applications in stem cell science as well as developmental and disease biology, and on behalf of the ISSCR, I am honored to recognize Dr. Klein for his early research achievements and remarkable potential to advance the field of stem cell biology," said Srivastava.
Award-winner biographies and photos are available upon request, as are interviews with ISSCR President Deepak Srivastava.
With nearly 4,000 members from more than 60 countries, the International Society for Stem Cell Research is the preeminent global, cross-disciplinary, science-based organization dedicated to stem cell research and its translation to the clinic. The ISSCR mission is to promote excellence in stem cell science and applications to human health.
Additional information about stem cell science is available at A Closer Look at Stem Cells, an initiative of the Society to inform the public about stem cell research and its potential to improve human health.