Wyss Institute associate faculty member, Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., has received a Sloan Research Fellowship, an annual award given to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of their achievements and potential to make substantial contributions to their fields.
Established by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the $50,000 fellowships have been awarded annually since 1955 in areas such as chemistry, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics. Thirty-eight Sloan Fellows have gone on to win Nobel Prizes and 57 have received National Medals of Science.
“The scientists and researchers selected for this year’s Sloan Research Fellowships represent the very brightest rising stars of this generation of scholars,” says Dr. Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “The Foundation is proud to be able to support their work at this important stage in their careers.”
At the Wyss Institute, Khademhosseini is developing bioinspired approaches for generating tissue-like structures, as well as fabricating combinatorial biomaterials for regenerative-medicine applications. He is also an Assistant Professor at Harvard-MIT’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.
Khademhosseini recently received both the Y.C. Fung Young Investigator award of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers and a 2011 Young Investigator Award of the Society for Biomaterials. He earned his Ph.D. in bioengineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005.