CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRIS SULLIVAN:
Chris Sullivan, an MGM Assistant Professor, was awarded $500,000 for his research on virus Herpes immune evasion via non-coding RNA regulatory elements.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Board of Directors approved support for 10 assistant professors out of 141 applicants, the 2012 Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease at its May meeting. The award provides $500,000 for assistant professors to study the interaction of human and microbial biology.
The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue high-risk projects and new avenues of inquiry. Work supported has the potential to advance the understanding of how microbes and the human system interact, especially in the context of infection.
"In a long tradition of the Fund's support of investigations of pathogenesis and a wide variety of pathogenic organisms ranging from viruses to eukaryotes."
For more information please see http://www.bwfund.org/pages/641/Announcement---2012-Investigators-in-the-Pathogenesis-of-Infectious-Disease/