Mount Sinai's Dr. Benjamin tenOever to be honored by White House

Dr. Benjamin tenOever joins a select group of presidential honorees receiving grants to fund research critical to nation.

 – July 10, 2009 /Press Release/  –– 

Benjamin tenOever, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, has been selected by the United States government for a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The White House announced the 100 honorees on July 9 and will host them at a reception with President Barack Obama. The highest honor bestowed by the country on young professionals in the early stages of their research careers, the award comes with $500,000 in research funding over a five year span. The Department of Defense, which nominated Dr. tenOever, will match this amount, giving him $1 million for research over five years. Dr. tenOever's lab focuses on developing novel vaccine strategies to combat influenza virus and other emerging pathogens. Learn more