This program features the recipients of the Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants, an international prize that supports early-career researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research.
The prize is a collaboration between the Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Immunome Project. Presented since 2018, the $150,000 research grants are awarded annually to encourage and support young investigators from a wide range of disciplines.
The 2022 Michelson Laureates are:
- Noam Auslander, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, The Wistar Institute)
Artificial intelligence-based identification of microbes associated immune responses in cancer and immune diseases.
- Jenna Guthmiller, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University of Colorado)
Mapping preexisting mucosal B cell specificities engaged by potential universal influenza vaccines.
- Romain Guyon (Ph.D. Student, University of Oxford)
Demonstration of new single-dose vaccine technology towards a first-in-man clinical application.
- Brittany Hartwell, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota)
Engineering albumin-hitchhiking intranasal vaccines with enhanced transmucosal uptake to promote immunity.
Following greetings by Dr. Gary Michelson, founder and co-chair of Michelson Philanthropies and the Michelson Medical Research Foundation, and Dr. Wayne Koff, president and CEO of the Human Immunome Project, the recipients will present their award-winning research and participate in a Q&A with the audience.
Applications for the 2023 Michelson Prizes open on April 3.
For more information, visit https://www.michelsonmedicalresearch.org/michelson-prizes-next-generation and https://www.humanimmunomeproject.org/michelson-prizes/.