Current Career Development Awards

2014

Dr. Janelle Ayres, Assistant Professor in the Nomis Foundation Laboratories for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will receive research funding from the foundation for the three year period 2015-2017.

Dr. Ayres's proposed research, Good bugs vs bad bugs: leveraging the intestinal microbiota to treat infectious diseases, will study the effects of intestinal microbiota on wasting as an alternative mechanism of tolerance in an infected host.

2013

Dr. Andrew Ward, Assistant Professor of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at The Scripps Research Institute, will receive research funding from the foundation for the three year period 2014-2016.

Dr. Ward's proposed research, Structural and Biophysical Approaches to Advance Rational Vaccine Design, seeks to employ various biophysical and structural techniques to develop early stage predictors of success for improved formulations of HIV vaccines.

2012

Dr. Hu Cang, Assistant Professor in the Wait Advanced Biophotonics Center at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will receive research funding from the foundation for the three year period 2013-2015.

Dr. Cang's proposed research, Developing a Single Molecule Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy to Image Intracellular Amyloidogenic Process, seeks to design a new and unique lens system for optical microscopes that achieve the same resolution levels as that of an electron microscope.