Announcing IDT-ScienceAbroad postdoctoral fellowship award winner for 2018-2019 – Dr. Ido Sagi

We are happy to announce the winner of the IDT-ScienceAbroad postdoctoral fellowship award for the 2018-2019 academic year – Dr. Ido Sagi.

Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT), the global leader in custom nucleic acid synthesis, develops, manufactures, and markets nucleic acid products for the life sciences industry including academic research, biotechnology, agriculture, medical diagnostics, and pharmaceutical development. IDT’s oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies are used for genomics applications including next generation sequencing, CRISPR genome editing, qPCR, and RNA interference. This award is made possible by IDT’s Foundation for Advancing Technology and Community Giving, as a means to support and advance life science research. As of this year, IDT has chosen ScienceAbroad as her partner for carrying out this fellowship in Israel.

Following a strict selection and review process by five distinguished professors from different Israeli universities, Dr. Ido Sagi was selected as the winner of this year’s award.

The award will grant him 5,000 USD for relocation purposes, a 20,000 USD stipend and additional 15,000 USD for research purposes. Dr. Sagi is a graduate student in the lab of Prof. Nissim Benvenisty, in the Department of Genetics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Currently, Dr. Sagi studies genetics and epigenetics in novel types of human pluripotent stem cells, focusing on haploidy and parental imprinting. Ido will carry out his postdoctoral research in the lab of Prof. Richard Young from the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In his postdoctoral research, Dr. Sagi will attempt to understand the importance of the 3-dimensional organization of the genome to gene regulation in different cell types.

We are proud to have been chosen by IDT to be their partner in this fellowship and we wish Dr. Sagi the best of luck in his future research and the transition to a new place.

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