Agilent Presents Early Career Professor Award to Jason H. Yang

The Column, The Column-09-08-2021, Volume 17, Issue 9
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Agilent Technologies Inc. (California, USA) has announced Jason H. Yang as the recipient of the 2021 Agilent Early Career Professor Award. Yang is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics in the Center for Emerging and Re-Emerging Pathogens at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA.

“It is an immense honour to be named for this year’s prestigious Agilent Early Career Professor Award. This competitive award will enable us to expand our research capabilities and allow us to make new quantitative, real-time measurements into understanding how immune cells make cellular decisions,” said Yang.

Yang’s multidisciplinary research programme integrates high‑throughput, quantitative experimentation with network modelling and machine learning to study mechanisms underlying the progression and cure of human diseases. The award will support research to reverse-engineer the cell circuitry of human macrophages to enable the development of synthetically engineered macrophages as new cell‑based therapies for treating infections, autoimmunity, and cancer.

“We are delighted to contribute to and accelerate Dr. Yang’s research,” said Jack Wenstrand, Director of University Relations and External Research at Agilent.

The Agilent Early Career Professor Award is an annual programme that recognizes and supports promising research from professors who, early in their careers, show outstanding potential for future research in areas of importance to the communities Agilent serves.

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