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Benjamin tenOever Wins 2010 ICAAC Young Investigator Award

The American Society for Microbiology recognizes a young Academy member for research excellence in microbiology and infectious diseases.

Published October 22, 2010

Benjamin tenOever, assistant professor of microbiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, was chosen by the American Society for Microbiology to receive a 2010 ICAAC Young Investigator Award, which recognizes an early career scientist for research excellence in microbiology and infectious diseases.

TenOever was acknowledged for his studies on virus-host interactions and the role of miRNAs in the cellular response to virus infection. After completing his postdoctoral training in molecular biology at Harvard in 2007, tenOever joined Mount Sinai, where his work continues to focus on the intricacies governing the cell’s response to infection and the subsequent exploitation of that knowledge to generate novel strategies for vaccine and antiviral drug design.