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• The G. Harold & Leila Y. Mathers Foundation (April 2011 – March 2014)
• The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation (October 2010 – September 2013)
• The V Foundation for Cancer Research (November 2010 – October 2012)
• The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (September 2008 – August 2013)
• The Newcomb Cleveland Prize (Best paper in Science magazine 2002 – 2003)
• The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellow (July 2002 – May 2003)
• Research Fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists (January 1999 – October 2000)
• Scholarships by Japan Student Services Organization supported by the Japanese Government (April 1996 – December 1998)
• Kusuda Scholarship (April 1993 – March 1995)
• The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (Shikoku Division) Encouragement Prize (1993)
The microscope in the image belonged to William E. Horner, M.D., a collaborator with Caspar Wistar, M.D., in the early 1800s.
Dr. Horner, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, was a pioneer of the use of microscopes in anatomical and medical research. He authored Special Anatomy and Histology, a seminal text on the subject.