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NIDA Researcher Brangwynne Named 2018 MacArthur Fellow

Dr. Clifford Brangwynne

Dr. Clifford Brangwynne

Dr. Clifford Brangwynne, a NIDA grantee, was recently awarded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur fellowship for his work in using the principles of soft matter physics and cell biology to illuminate novel mechanisms of cellular compartmentalization that drive biological development.

Brangwynne studies liquid-liquid phase transitions in the nucleus and other biological processes. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000 award given to talented, original and creative individuals as an investment in their potential. The award is based on exceptional creativity, track record of significant accomplishments that show promise for important future advances and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work. 

Brangwynne is currently an associate professor in the department of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He had been supported by the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award as well as a Common Fund 4D Nucleome grant (U01) administered by NIDA.

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