EDISON, NJ – HORIBA Scientific, world leader in fluorescence spectroscopy systems, awarded Dr. Kandice Tanner of the NIH, its annual Young Fluorescence Investigator Award. This award is sponsored by HORIBA Scientific, for novel and exciting applications of fluorescence in biology and biophysics and the awardee is invited to present a 20-minute talk regarding their research at the Biological Fluorescence Subgroup Meeting during the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting.

Dr. Kandice Tanner and Cary DaviesAward being presented by Cary Davies, Director of the Fluorescence group at HORIBA Scientific.Photo courtesy of HORIBA Scientific Dr. Kandice Tanner is an investigator in the Laboratory of Cell Biology in the NIH Center for Cancer Research. An exceptionally creative and gifted investigator, Dr. Tanner was recruited to the National Cancer Institute at NIH as a Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator in 2012. At the National Cancer Institute, she integrates concepts (including fluorescence-based approaches) from molecular biophysics and cell biology to learn how cells and tissues sense and respond to their physical microenvironment, and to thereby design therapeutics and cellular biotechnology. She has already made important contributions to our understanding of the roles of physical forces on tumor formation and stem cell differentiation. Her background in physics and her interdisciplinary training allows her to bring to the field a level of rigor and critical thinking that is rare.

The Young Fluorescence Investigator Award is given to a researcher who has been nominated by their peers, for significant advancements and/or contributions in, or using, fluorescence methodologies. The candidate must be a PhD, and pre-tenured faculty or a junior level investigator working in the field of fluorescence.  

“HORIBA is very proud to sponsor this prestigious award every year,” said Cary Davies, Director of the Fluorescence group at HORIBA Scientific. Kandice is the 21st researcher to win the Young Investigator Award, since 1997.”