U.Va. Cell Biologist to Lead Microsoft Founder’s $100 Million Cell Science Institute

  U.Va. cell biologist Rick Horwitz has been named executive director of the new Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle.  (Photo: Dan Addison)

University of Virginia cell biologist Rick Horwitz has been named executive director of a new $100 million institute created by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen to investigate and model the complex living machinery of cells. The ultimate goal is to advance understanding, at the cellular level, of a range of diseases and regenerative strategies, from heart disease to cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Tuesday, 2014, December 16
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