Prof. Henry Hess Receives Prestigious HSFP Program Award 2021 Research Grant

Apr 08 2021 | By Alexis Newman |

An international team including Professor Henry Hess has been selected as one of 28 recipients of the HFSP Awards in 2021.

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) is an international program of research support implemented by the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) based in Strasbourg, France. It aims to promote intercontinental collaboration and training in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research focused on the life sciences.

The project, Structural damage to axons resulting from repetitive mechanical motion, which is led by Prof. Henry Hess (Columbia University, USA), Akira Kakugo (Hokkaido University, Japan), Vittoria Raffa (Università di Pisa, Italy) and Orit Shefi (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), was one of 21 Program Grants selected by the HFSPO Board of Trustees. The HSFP Awards 2021, announced on April 6, 2021, are research grants that provide three years of financial support to international teams involving at least two countries. Twenty-eight projects were selected this year out of 709 applications, with seven Early Career Grants and 21 Program Grants.

The project will seek to address unresolved questions in the field of mechanobiology, such as how nerve cells repair damage and maintain function over a long period of time. The project aims to provide a new understanding of how cells self-regulate over different time scales.

The original announcement may be seen here.