Three Scripps Research scientists are among 53 early career researchers nationwide to receive a New Innovator Award through the National Institutes of Health. The award is part of the NIH’s “High-Risk, High-Reward” program, which seeks to catalyze scientific discovery by supporting research with transformative potential.
The Scripps Research recipients are Huan Bao, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine; Lisa Racki, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology; and Li Ye, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience.
Established in 2007, the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award provides funding to unusually innovative research from investigators who are within 10 years of their final degree or clinical residency. NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, called this year’s winner cohort “impressive and inspiring.”