Huiping Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, and Will Bush, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, were named Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Scholars.
The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation Scholars Program has assisted the School of Medicine in attracting young, highly promising research stars in order to build its basic science departments.
Liu came to Case Western Reserve University from the University of Chicago, where she worked on microRNAs in human breast cancer in their Transitional Chicago Fellows Program. Currently, she is the primary investigator on a Case Comprehensive Cancer Center pilot genomics study on RNA sequencing of breast cancer stem cells.
Bush joined Case Western Reserve from Vanderbilt University, where he served as an assistant professor of biomedical informatics in the Center for Human Genetics Research. His research interests are focused on bioinformatics and functional annotation of the human genome, and genetic epidemiology for a variety of traits, including statin myotoxicity.