Trainee Spotlight: Marissa Scavuzzo chosen for prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Hanna H. Gray Fellowship

Marissa Scavuzzo, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Paul Tesar, PhD, was selected as one of 21 scientists to receive the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Hanna H. Gray Fellowship. The highly competitive program, supports talented early-career scientists, specifically outstanding women and underrepresented researchers, providing up to $1.4 million to each Fellow for up to eight years of postdoc training and research during their early careers as independent faculty.

“The track record for Dr. Scavuzzo’s career development remains incredible and places her among an esteemed few, which I applaud her for and want many more at our School of Medicine to follow,” said Stan Gerson, MD, the CWRU School of Medicine's interim dean and director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. “Her individual work will facilitate her emergence as an independent investigator and add to our cohort of young accomplished women in biomedical research.”

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Scavuzzo on this distinguished accomplishment!

Read more about Dr. Scavuzzo's award and research in The Daily