Virginia Man-Yee Lee, Ph.D.
Virginia Man-Yee Lee, Ph.D.
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, 2020
The Times 'Science Power List’, 2020
Dr. Lee’s research focuses on disease proteins that form pathological inclusions in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and related neurodegenerative disorders of aging. Her work demonstrated that tau, alpha-synuclein, and TDP-43 proteins form unique brain aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases and provided critical evidence that aggregation of brain proteins is a common mechanistic theme in diverse neurodegenerative diseases. Most importantly, this research has opened up new avenues of research to identify targets for drug discovery to develop better treatments for these disorders. Dr. Lee is listed among the 10 most highly cited neuroscientists by Alzheimer’s Disease researchers.
Thomas H. Marshburn, M.D.Emergency Room Physician, NASA Astronaut, and AquanautDr. Marshburn was selected by NASA in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Davidson College, North Carolina; a Masters in Engineering Physics from the University of Virginia; a Doctorate of Medicine from Wake Forest University; and a Masters in Medical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch. The North Carolina native is a veteran of two spaceflights, STS-127 and Expedition 34/35.Before […]
Sameer Nagda, M.D., M.B.A.2021 and 2016, United States Olympic Women’s Soccer Team – Team Physician2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Team USA – Team PhysicianFellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon – Knee, Shoulder, ElbowDr. Sameer Nagda is a Sports Medicine and shoulder specialist at the Anderson Clinic, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He evaluates and surgically treats problems of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. He has particular […]
Richard Sacra, M.D.Missionary Physician and Ebola Survivor2018 African Mission Healthcare Gerson L’Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Mission Service Rick Sacra, M.D., contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, West Africa, was cured of the disease, and returned to Liberia to continue serving as a medical missionary. Dr. Sacra has served as a medical missionary in Liberia since 1995. His many contributions include caring for patients; training nurses, medical students and interns; and helping to increase […]
Pardis Sabeti, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health InstituteMember of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MITDr. Sabeti is a computational geneticist who has created some of the most widely used algorithms to mine genomes for instances of human adaptation and created powerful molecular tools to clarify their biology. In 2014, she was named a TIME magazine “Person of the Year” as an Ebola fighter and in 2015 was one of TIME’s 100 […]