Exploring Coronavirus Fusion Peptides with Dr. Joshua Tan

Dr. Joshua Tan, a chief researcher in the Antibody Unit at the NIH National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, has been recognized with a 2023 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology Finalist award for his essay “Searching for a Common Ground.” Dr. Tan’s research focuses on the human antibody response to infectious pathogens—including severe respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)—through the study of monoclonal antibodies.

Dr. Tan and his lab team work under the same principle as the scientists, researchers, and immunologists who collaborated to quickly develop COVID-19 pandemic treatments.

Learn more about his research here.

About Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology:

The Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology is a $30K Grand Prize and $10K Finalist Prizes awarded annually to support promising early career investigators focused on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery.

The 2024 Michelson Prizes will look for research aimed at tackling the current roadblocks that exist in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and immunotherapy development.

For more information about the prizes, please visit https://www.michelsonmedicalresearch.org/michelson-philanthropies-science-prize.