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Molly Schumer named 2021 Pew Scholar

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Jun 18 2021

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Congratulations to Assistant Professor Molly Schumer on her appointment as a Pew Scholar!

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced that 22 early-career researchers have been selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. These scientists will receive funding over the next four years as they investigate timely questions surrounding human health and disease.

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.

The Schumer lab explores how genomes respond to hybridization—the movement of genes between species. The transfer of genes between species has long been appreciated in plants and organisms such as bacteria, which frequently exchange genes such as those that confer antibiotic resistance, but is more recently recognized in animals.