Three members in the Department of Immunobiology have received awards from ICIS, the International Cytokine and Interferon Society!
Carrie Lucas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunobiology, has been awarded the Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators. This award is dedicated to the memory of ISICR member and outstanding interferon research scientist Christina Fleischmann, and recipients are young women investigators who demonstrate excellence in cytokine, chemokine and interferon biology. Dr. Lucas leads a laboratory devoted to discovering new and translationally relevant principles of immunology by defining and studying novel monogenic human immune disorders.
Aaron Ring, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunobiology, has won the ICIS Milstein Young Investigator Award. Recipients of this award are young investigators who have received their PhD or MD in the last 10 years, and have demonstrated notable contributions to either basic or clinical research. The focus of research in Dr. Ring's lab is to understand and manipulate the activity of immune receptors using structural and combinatorial biology approaches.
Autumn York, PhD, HHMI Hanna H Gray Postdoctoral Fellow in the Flavell Lab, has received the Sidney & Joan Pestka Post-Graduate Award. Sponsored by PBL Assay Science, this award is targeted to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who have begun to make an impact in interferon and cytokine research.
Congratulations to all for demonstrating excellence in immunology research. These awards are a significant recognition of their accomplishments and promise. The award winners will be honored in November at Cytokines 2020, to be held virtually this year.
Please find all of the ICIS award winners and descriptions of the awards at the link here: https://cytokinesociety.org/announcing-the-2020-icis-young-investigator-award-winners/