Aviv Regev named 2014 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar

Paul Goldsmith, August 8th, 2013
  • Aviv Regev.
    Photo by Maria Nemchuk, Broad Communications

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has announced that Broad Institute core faculty member Aviv Regev was selected to receive the 2014 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award. Named in honor of Earl and Thressa Stadtman—the “first family” of biochemistry—the award recognizes outstanding achievement in biochemistry and molecular biology, and consists of a cash award, a plaque, and travel expenses to the annual ASBMB meeting, where the recipient will present a featured lecture.

In addition to being a core faculty member, Regev directs the Klarman Cell Observatory, and serves as an associate professor of biology at MIT. Her research focuses on understanding the evolution and function of complex molecular networks. Earlier this year, Regev was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

Earl and Thressa Stadtman joined the National Institutes of Health in 1950, and worked together for over a half-century, studying metabolism, enzymes, and cell signaling. Their work helped establish the NIH as one of the world’s premier research institutions. In addition to their scientific contributions, the couple also mentored more than 100 trainees, including a former director of Merck and two Nobel Laureates. As mentors, the Stadtmans earned a reputation for generosity, often sharing publication credit with junior scientists.

The Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award was established in 2010 to honor and preserve the Stadtmans’ dual commitment to scientific discovery and mentoring. Candidates for the semi-annual award are nominated by ASBMB members, and must have less than 10 years of postdoctoral experience. Regev is only the second recipient of this honor. The first was Broad senior associate member and Whitehead member David Sabatini.