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Health Center Today, June 3, 2010

Stormy Chamberlain First Recipient of the Sackler Assistant Professor Support Endowment

By Carolyn Pennington

Photo of Stormy Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Stormy Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Stormy Chamberlain, Ph.D., is the first recipient of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Assistant Professor Support Endowment. The award supports the work of promising young invesigators at the Health Center.

Chamberlain is an integral part of the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology and the UConn Stem Cell Institute. Working closely with Marc Lalande, Ph.D., the department chairman and the Health Centerís Senior Associate Dean, Research Planning and Coordination, she is pursuing the use of stem cells to model and study human imprinting disorders associated with inherited conditions such as Angelman syndrome.

The new endowment will support Chamberlainís research and academic activities.

Raymond and Beverly Sackler are nationally and internationally prominent philanthropists who have supported the University and the Health Center through the years. In the area of stem cell research, they previously established the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fund for Genetics and Molecular Medicine and provided significant grant funding that has supported the work of Health Center researchers Brenton Graveley, Ph.D., and Bruce Mayer, Ph.D., also of the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology.