Biology professor Alexandre Bisson named to Pew Scholars Program

Brandeis biology professor Alexandre Bisson has been named one of 22 researchers to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.

Bisson, an expert in cellular organization and behavior, will probe the molecular mechanisms through which single-cell organisms can radically change their shape. Bisson will receive funding over the next four years to fund his research as part of a Pew Scholars Program initiative to investigate timely questions surrounding human health and disease.

“Pew has a history of supporting talented researchers who are committed to understanding intricate scientific processes,” said Pew president and CEO Susan K. Urahn. “Our newest cohort of scholars is joining a large community of accomplished scientists who are dedicated to uncovering new solutions to significant biomedical challenges.”

The 2021 class of scholars — all of whom are early-career junior faculty — join more than 1,000 other scientists who have received awards from Pew since 1985. Current scholars have opportunities to meet annually, share ongoing research, and exchange perspectives across the health sciences field.

Pew selected Bisson and his colleagues in the 2021 class of scholars from 198 applicants nominated by leading academic institutions and researchers across the U.S.

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