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Dr. Cameron Howard Lee Named 2019 Helen Hay Whitney Fellow

By November 29, 2018No Comments

Dr. Cameron Howard Lee, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Sue Biggins at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been named a 2019 Helen Hay Whitney fellow by the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation. The foundation provides independent postdoctoral research support to young biomedical scientists. Lee will use the three-year, $180,000 fellowship to investigate the potential relationship between protein production machinery and a cellular checkpoint that prevents abnormal separation of chromosomes during cell division.

“My project is going to be fleshing out this interaction, determining how functional it is, whether or not it’s a new paradigm for regulating this checkpoint,” Lee said.

“It’s great to have Cameron pursuing this project,” said Biggins, associate director of the Basic Sciences Division at Fred Hutch and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. “He developed the proposal himself and it’s exciting that the Whitney decided to fund it and recognize both his past contributions as a grad student and potential to be an outstanding postdoc. I am looking forward to mentoring him and supporting his postdoctoral work.”