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CSHL Fellow Semir Beyaz wins three awards

Semir Beyaz
CSHL Fellow Semir Beyaz accepting the Turkish American Scientists & Scholars Association (TASSA) Aziz Sancar Award.
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The CSHL Fellows Program is known for bringing in some of the best and brightest young minds in science, and cancer researcher Semir Beyaz is no exception. Arriving at CSHL in December 2017, Beyaz has been received three different honors for his research, which looks at how dietary choices impact the body’s immunity against cancer.

Beyaz first received the Jeffrey Modell Prize, given by the Jeffrey Modell Foundation and the Harvard Committee of Immunology to a Harvard graduate student for excellence in his or her graduate career and dissertation.

He also received the Turkish American Scientists & Scholars Association (TASSA) Aziz Sancar Award, given to young Turkish researchers and scholars in STEM fields. The honor was conferred at a ceremony during the TASSA 2018 Meeting in Boston on June 2nd, at which Beyaz gave a presentation on his research and received a special plaque.

Additionally, Beyaz received Sabri Ulker Early-Career Award by the Organizing Committee of Cell Symposia: Translational Immunometabolism for an abstract submission and was awarded a certificate at the 2018 symposium, which took place in Basel, Switzerland on June 24-26.

Written by: Sara Roncero-Menendez, Media Strategist | | 516-367-8455

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