Young Investigators’ Day was established in 1978 to recognize young investigators who are trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and to provide them with a forum for their work. The awards are intended to recognize research undertaken by applicants while registered as students or postdoctoral fellows at the school of medicine. This year, 13 students and 10 postdocs were selected to receive Young Investigators’ Day prizes. These individuals were selected from an exceptionally strong pool of applicants by a committee of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty members.
Winners Sponsored by DOM Faculty:
The Mette Strand Research Awards
Nathan Board, PhD, candidate in the Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program Department of Medicine, will study "Bispecific Abs promote NK cell-mediated elimination of the HIV-1 reservoir."
The Michael A. Shanoff Research Award
Nicole Frumento, PhD, candidate in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program Department of Medicine-Infectious Diseases will study "Repeated exposure to heterologous hepatitis C viruses is associated with induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies."
Sponsor: Justin Bailey, MD, PhD
The Martin and Carol Macht Research Award
Oscar E. Reyes Gaido, MD, PhD, candidate in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Program Department of Medicine will study "Novel biosensor identifies ruxolitinib as a cardiac CaMKII inhibitor."
Sponsor: Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
The Paul Ehrlich Research Award
Andreas Patsalos, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Medicine and Biological Chemistry will study "Spatiotemporal macrophage subtype specification guides the formation of tissue regeneration zones in physiological and chronic inflammation."
Sponsor: Laszlo Nagy, MD, PhD