Elizabeth Rowland received a travel award from Princeton University’s Graduate School to fund her attendance at the Society of Women Engineers’ 2017 National Conference. Elizabeth has been an active member of SWE for the past 8 years, serving for four years each on both MIT SWE’s board as an undergraduate, and Philadelphia SWE’s professional chapter board since she moved to Princeton.
Catherina Pan, an undergraduate student in the Cristea lab, received two scholarships from BD Biosciences and Novartis for her commitment to research and a healthcare career. She works on the human immune detection of herpesvirus infections, focusing specifically on the mechanisms of a DNA sensor known as IFI16.
Pierre M Jean Beltran is the recipient of the 2017 Harold W. Dodds Fellowship, which was established in honor of Princeton’s 15th president. This competitive fellowship is given to students following a rigorous selection from candidates across all departments in the university. Pierre’s project focuses on studying the role of organelles in viral replication using proteomics, microscopy, and computational approaches.
The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation, which supports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease, has named Ileana Cristea as a 2015 Mallinckrodt Scholar.
Elizabeth Rowland, graduate student in the Cristea lab, is the happy recipient of a scholarship from the National Science Foundation. Her research project will focus on characterizing the roles of several human sirtuins during viral infection.
Benjamin Diner, graduate student in the Cristea lab, receives a predoctoral award from the American Heart Association (AHA) for his studies on nuclear sensing of pathogenic DNA. The title of his research proposal is “Delineating how nuclear DNA sensor IFI16 confers HCMV immunity using proteomics.”