Endocrine Society Early Career Award

ShirleyShirley Liu, Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has received the Richard W. Weitzman Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award for her work in the computational modeling of transcriptional and epigenetic gene regulation.

The award was presented to Liu at the 2016 Endocrine Society’s Annual Meeting, where she was recognized for developing the concept of “cistrome,” the set of cis-acting targets of a trans-acting factor across the genome, her computational methods for motif identification, and ChIP- chip/seq analysis methods such as MACS and Cistrome. 

The award, given by the Endocrine Society since 1982 and supported by the Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Fund, is given to one promising clinical or basic investigator each year. 

Congratulations Shirley!