Calls for Proposals Early-stage FY 2021 AMED awards 58 applicants - FY 2021 Interstellar Initiative


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AMED called for proposals for the 2020-2021 Interstellar Initiative from early-career investigators in Japan and overseas over two open calls. The evaluation committee discussed and identified 58 highly meritorious applicants (See the following table of the awardees).

No. Name(First Name-Last Name) Affiliation Position Country
or Region 
1 Clarice Aiello University of California, Los Angeles Assistant Professor USA
2 Melvin Anyasi Ambele University of Pretoria Senior Research Officer South Africa
3 Sri Ayu Anggraini National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Researcher Japan
4 Jamuna Bai Aswathanarayan JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research  Assistant Professor India
5 Mirza S Baig Indian Institute of Technology Indore Associate Professor India
6 Frank Biedermann Institute of Nanotechnology Emmy Noether junior research group leader Germany
7 Alice Bowen University of Manchester Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw and Dorothy Hodgkin/EPSRC Research Fellow United Kingdom
8 Joshua Butcher Oklahoma State University Assistant Professor USA
9 Ilana Chefetz Hormel Institute Assistant Professor USA
10 Jun Chen University of California, Los Angeles Assistant Professor USA
11 Song Lin Chua Hong Kong Polytechnic University Assistant Professor Hong Kong
12 Andrea del Campo Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Assistant Professor Chile
13 Dubey Nileshkumar Naional University of Singapore Assistant Professor Singapore
14 Karen Fortuna Dartmouth College Assistant Professor USA
15 Aiko Hasegawa Department of Pediatrics, Shinshu University School of Medicine Designated Assistant Professor Japan
16 Yohei Hayashi RIKEN Team Leader Japan
17 Xiaodong He Shandong University Lecturer China
18 Kimberly Hreha University of Texas Medical Branch Research Assistant Professor USA
19 Benjumin Hsu University of New South Wales Research Fellow Australia
20 Tomoko Ikeuchi Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Researcher Japan
21 Atsuko Imai-Okazaki Juntendo University Assistant Professor Japan
22 Hisaya Kato Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine Assistant Professor Japan
23 Hiroyuki Koike Nippon Medical School Assistant Professor Japan
24 Marek Kukumberg National University of Singapore Research Fellow Singapore
25 Abigail Langton Centre for Dermatology Research, The University of Manchester Research Fellow United Kingdom
26 Norika (Mengchia) Liu The Jikei University Assistant Professor Japan
27 Tomislav Mestrovic University North Assistant Professor Croatia
28 Anand Mhatre University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor USA
29 Jack Miller University of Aarhus/The PET Centre & The MR Research Centre Associate Professor of Medical Physics Denmark
30 Catarina Miranda University of Coimbra Auxiliary Investigator Portugal
31 Yuichi Mori Showa University/University of Oslo Associate Professor / Researcher Japan
32 Junko Mukohyama International University of Health and Welfare MITA Hospital Assistant Professor Japan
33 Akihiro Okamoto National Institute for Materials Science Group Leader Japan
34 Yusuke Okuno Nagoya City University Professor Japan
35 Damilola Omoboyowa Adekunle Ajasin University Lecturer 1 Nigeria
36 Christian Penaloza Mirai Innovation Research Institute Lead Researcher Japan
37 Anna Pyayt University of South Florida Associate Professor USA
38 Anais Rameau Weill Cornell Medical College Assistant Professor USA
39 Sherif Rashad Tohoku University Assistant Professor Japan
40 Gulam Mohmad Rather Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Senior Research Associate USA
41 Chirag Raval The City University of New York Assistant Professor USA
42 Nadia Rivero-Segura Instituto Nacional de Geriatría Researcher Mexico
43 Jaime Ross University of Rhode Island/Karolinska Institutet Assistant Professor of Neuroscience USA
44 Nimrod Rubinstein Calico Life Sciences Principal Data Scientist USA
45 Rahul Samant The Babraham Institute Tenure-Track Group Leader United Kingdom
46 Jayshree Samanta University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor USA
47 Adriana San Miguel North Carolina State University Assistant Professor USA
48 Shimizu Takashi University of Tokyo Assistant Professor Japan
49 Tatsuma Shoji DNA Chip Research Inc. Researcher Japan
50 Sangeetha Shyam International Medical University Fellow, Senior Lecturer Malaysia
51 Vinamrita Singh Netaji Subhas University of Technology, East Campus Assistant Professor India
52 Maria de la Encarnacion Solesio Torregrosa Rutgers University Assistant Professor USA
53 Gajanan Subhash Revankar Osaka University Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Japan
54 Kentaroh Takagaki Tokushima University Associate Professor, Special Appointment Japan
55 Ingrid Kirsten van Dijk Lund University Researcher Sweden
56 Nan-Kai Wang Columbia University Irving Medical Center Assistant Professor USA
57 Hongwu Wang University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Assistant Professor USA
58 Akihide Yoshimi National Cancer Center Research Institute Section Head Japan

Evaluation Process

Call open 1st call: 5 March 2021 - 28 May 2021
2nd call: 9 June 2021 - 22 June 2021
Evaluation committee 13 July 2021
Number of Proposals 89
Number of proposals reviewed 74
Number of Awardees 58


Last updated 09/24/21