Sharad Ramanathan, Ph.D. Sharad Ramanathan, Ph.D., is visiting from the Harvard School of Engineering and SYSTEMS, where he’s a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology and the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics. His research is targeted on understanding how cells and organisms interpret their environment and procedure signals in order to make decisions, utilizing a combination of computational, experimental and theoretical tools. His laboratory at Harvard studies the general design principles of circuits in a number of species, including mouse, individual, and the C. Elegans worm. During his period at the Allen Institute, Ramanathan will serve as the head of the In Vitro Human being Cell Types Program, which aims to comprehend how human neurons differentiate into different cell types because they mature.D.Gil Bar-Sela, M.D., of Rambam INFIRMARY in Haifa, Israel, will be presented with the ASTRO/NCI Fellowship Faculty Translational Study Award. Dr. Bar-Sela will be awarded an annual salary of $80,000 and spend two years at NCI to take advantage of the unique assets the institute offers, like the Radiation Oncology Branch. ASTRO offers chosen four physicians to receive a global Travel Grant so they can present abstracts at the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology conference and provides them with an opportunity to visit international institutions. Iris C. Gibbs, M.D., of Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, Calif.; Bo Lu, M.D., Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.D., of Princess Margaret Medical center at University of Toronto; and George Shu, M.D., Ph.D, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, were selected to each get a grant worth $2,000.