News & Awards


lab news from Dr. Zippin's Lab

A basic way to tan

Darker-skinned individuals have more melanin in their skin and a lower risk for skin cancer than fairer-skinned individuals. The production of melanin occurs in organelles called melanosomes and is regulated by melanosome pH. Zhou ...


1994 Semi-Finalist in the 53rd Westinghouse Science Talent Search

1994 National Junior Science, Engineering, and Humanities Symposium, 1st place

1997 Avon Foundation Research Scholar

2002 American Diabetes Association, Medical Scholar Competitive Grant

2002 Associated Medical Schools of New York, Medical Scholars Award

2003 The Barbara and Stephen Friedman Fellowship Endowment, Competitive Grant

2004 Dr. Ezekiel Marion Foster Medical Scientist Fellowship, Competitive Grant

2004 Julian R. Rachele prize for publication of the year, Weill Cornell Graduate School

2005 Irving Weinstein Lectureship Award Winner

2008 New York Academy of Medicine Resident Research Symposium, 1st Place

2009 American Academy of Dermatology, Everett C. Fox, MD Award

2010 NIH-LRP Clinical Research Award

2010 American Skin Association Research Grant

2010 Women’s Dermatologic Society Research Award

2010 Dermatology Foundation Career Development Award

2010 LaRoche-Posay Research Award

2011 Clinique Clinical Scholars Award

2012 American Academy of Dermatology Leadership Forum

2012 Dermatology Foundation Research Grant

2012 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, Finalist

2014 Selected as a SuperDoctor New York Rising Star

2014 Ellen and Gary Davis-MRA Young Investigator

2017 Pfizer ASPIRE Award

2018 Calder Research Scholar Award Vitiligo/Pigment Cell Disorders

2019 Richard D. Granstein, M.D., Prize for Excellence in Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine

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