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Post Doc Awards

  • Oct 2020 - Dr. Marie Southerland wins second place poster at postdoctoral research symposium
  • Vanessa Ante, PhD, has been awarded a Career Development Award from the Department of Defense as part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for Tick-Borne Disease. This grant provides an opportunity for Dr. Ante to transition from Post-doctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Jenny Hyde in the MPIM department to develop an independent research program for the pursuit of a future faculty position.

Student Awards

  • Sylvia Torres-Odio, a fourth year PhD student in the West Laboratory, received an NIH-F31 Diversity Award from the NIH NHLBI entitled: 'Investigating the role of CMPK2 in mitochondrial homeostasis and antiviral immunity." Congratulations Sylvia!
  • Haley Scott, Medical Sciences Ph.D. student, received a notice of award for an F31 NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the NIH. Haley is a student in Drs. Kristin Patrick and Robbie Watson’s labs in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology. Congratulations, Haley!
  • Yuanjiu “Abby” Lei, MS, a 5th year PhD student in the West lab, received an American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. The award will support her research to define how mitochondrial dysfunction and innate immunity contribute to chemotherapy-related heart dysfunction. Congrats Abby!
  • Alexandra Powell, a 3rd year Ph.D. student in the Skare lab, was awarded 2nd place at the Texas A&M 2021 IBT GSO Symposium for her talk entitled “Classical Pathway Inhibition as an Immune Evasion and Survival Technique in Borrelia Species”. Congratulations Alex!