NIH's Tanner wins 2016 Young Fluorescence Investigator Award

HORIBA Scientific awarded Dr. Kandice Tanner of the NIH with its annual Young Fluorescence Investigator Award.

Fluorescence spectroscopy systems maker HORIBA Scientific (Edison, NJ) awarded Dr. Kandice Tanner of the National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) with its annual Young Fluorescence Investigator Award. This award, sponsored by the company, recognizes novel and exciting applications of fluorescence in biology and biophysics, and the awardee is invited to present a 20-minute talk regarding their research at the Biological Fluorescence Subgroup Meeting during the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting.

Tanner is an investigator in the Laboratory of Cell Biology in the NIH Center for Cancer Research. An exceptionally creative and gifted investigator, she was recruited to the National Cancer Institute at NIH as a Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator in 2012. At the National Cancer Institute, she integrates concepts (including fluorescence-based approaches) from molecular biophysics and cell biology to learn how cells and tissues sense and respond to their physical microenvironment, and to thereby design therapeutics and cellular biotechnology. She has already made important contributions to our understanding of the roles of physical forces on tumor formation and stem cell differentiation. Her background in physics and her interdisciplinary training allows her to bring to the field a level of rigor and critical thinking that is rare.

The Young Fluorescence Investigator Award is given to a researcher who has been nominated by their peers for significant advancements and/or contributions in, or using, fluorescence methodologies. The candidate must be a PhD, and pre-tenured faculty or a junior level investigator working in the field of fluorescence.

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