Roser Vento-Tormo’s Michelson Prize Finalist Research: Decoding the Human Immune System

  Roser Vento-Tormo was drawn to immunology by the simple question it poses: “How exactly do the cells of our body fight against the universe of pathogens we encounter every day?” For Vento-Tormo, a researcher in the Cellular Genetics program at the Wellcome...

Michelson Prize Finalist Dr. Joshua Tan’s Research Explores the Power of Monoclonal Antibodies to Treat Diseases

Dr. Joshua Tan, a finalist for the 2023 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology, is working towards identifying powerful monoclonal antibodies to combat diseases like COVID-19.     The coronavirus pandemic has been present in our lives...

Championing Stories and Addressing Inequality: FirstGen Grants Support and Uplift Immigrant Women

Announcing the FirstGen Grantees: The Foundation for California Community Colleges and the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers     To mark International Women’s Day 2023, FirstGen is honored to announce the recipients of its inaugural $25,000 FirstGen...

Breaking New Ground: Dr. Aleksandar Obradovic’s Research on Precision Immunotherapy Wins 2023 Michelson Prize

Dr. Aleksandar Obradovic's innovative approach to combining drugs to treat resistant cancer patients has earned him the prestigious 2023 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology and $30,000.   Dr. Obradovic, associate research scientist in the...
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The Michelson Institute for Pet Professions is Paving the Way for Equitable Pet Care Career Training in Los Angeles

The Michelson Institute for Pet Professionals is paving the way for equitable petcare career training in Los Angeles, providing tuition assistance, hands-on professional grooming certification, and job placement resources to individuals facing systemic financial and access barriers.

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