Pamela L. Schwartzberg, M.D., Ph.D., senior investigator and head of the Cell Signaling Section of the Genetic Disease Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), will receive the AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI).
Announced January 25, 2008, the award recognizes Dr. Schwartzberg's outstanding, early-career research contributions to the field of immunology and her high-impact observations in the broad field of T-cell signaling. Her work utilizes genetic and biochemical approaches to dissect signaling pathways in T cells and determine the roles these pathways play in lymphocyte development and function.
"To be in the same category as some of the other awardees is an incredible honor," Dr. Schwartzberg said. "I was not trained as an immunologist, and I really have learned from my colleagues on the NIH campus. Their feedback has been invaluable."
Dr. Schwartzberg's selection reflects the appreciation in the immunology community for contributions from a genomics researcher. It recognizes her accomplishments to date and her promise of success in the future.
Dr. Schwartzberg will accept the award on April 7, 2008 at the 95th annual meeting of AAI in San Diego, where she has been invited to deliver a special lecture to mark the honor. The award includes a plaque, $3,000 and travel support to attend the AAI annual meeting.
AAI is the largest professional association of immunologists, with a membership of more than 6,500 scientists.
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