Lathia ’05 Receives Rising Star Award

Dr. Justin Lathia has just been awarded the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute’s Inaugural Rising Star Award. This new, prestigious award honors scientists who are in their first 10 years of independent research with a rising trajectory in publications and funding, and who are strongly committed to making Lerner a better place. The Lerner Institute is home to basic, translational, and clinical research at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic (the number 2 hospital in the nation according to US News and World Report 2017 rankings).


After graduating from the NIH OxCam program in 2008, Dr. Justin Lathia became a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University and also at the Cleveland Clinic. He was hired as a faculty member in 2012. Dr. Lathia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic and mentor’s a lab of over 10 people, ranging from graduate students to postdocs to fellows. His work focuses mainly on malignant brain tumors, but his technology and interests are applicable to many other tumor types.