Prof. Brigid Hogan, from the Duke University (Durham, NC, USA) was awarded the 6th ISTT Prize for Transgene Technology, sponsored by genOway, and Honorary Membership in the ISTT, for her outstanding contributions to the field of transgenic technologies.
Prof. Brigid Hogan has been a prominent part of the transgenic research field for decades. Not only is her contribution to the mouse embriology and genetics field outstanding, but she has also always been eager to share her deep knowledge with others. She pioneered work on establishing protocols for ES cell, EC cell, and mouse embryo culture, and she took part as an instructor in the first Cold Spring Harbor practical course on “Molecular Embryology of the Mouse“, held in 1984. These annual courses led to the publication of “Manipulating the Mouse Embryo” in 1986, edited by Brigid Hogan, Frank Constantini and Elzabeth Lacy. Brigig Hogan also participated in the second edition of the book, edited ten years later, in 1994, in collaboration with Frank Constantini, Elzabeth Lacy and Rosa Beddington. This book that has now printed in a third edition, by Andras Nagy, Marina Gertsenstein, Kristina Vintersten and Richard Behringer (2003) and is still being used as a a reference manual all over the world.
Through this ISTT Prize, we want to show our appreciation to Prof. Brigid Hogan for extraordinary contribution to the field of molecular genetics and mouse development, and her most generous willingness to disseminate her knowledge to the scientific community.
At the TT2008 meeting, in Toronto, Prof. Brigid Hogan delivered a lecture on “Lung development and repair: insights from transgenic mice”, addressing her main scientific interest, as indicated in her Laboratory WEB site: “Research in the Hogan lab is focused on the basic mechanisms underlying organogenesis and tissue repair, and how these two processes involve stem cells“.