Cell Biologist Named HHMI Faculty Scholar

Michel Bagnat in first class of new scholars program

Michel Bagnat is an associate professor of cell biology in the School of Medicine

Michel Bagnat, an associate professor of Cell Biology, has been named an HHMI Faculty Scholar by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bagnat, who studies how forces within cells can help determine the shape and size of organs, is one of 84 early-career scientists slected this year because of their potential to make unique contributions to their fields.

The new Faculty Scholars program will spend about $83 million over five years to support these scientists.