Joshua Bembenek, assistant professor in BCMB, recently received a prestigious 5-year R01 grant award by the National Institutes of Health.
Since 2012, Bembenek has developed a very strong research program in cell division and published in prestigious journals such as Current Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and PLoS ONE.
Of special note is his publication of an important article in the journal Nature in collaboration with Eric Betzig, who was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. This work was featured in National Geographic.
In 2015 he also received the BCMB Department Junior Faculty Distinguished Scholarship Award.