18 May 2023
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.– The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF), a leading philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing biomedical science and research, is delighted to announce the recipients of the prestigious Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award.
This award recognizes exceptional researchers who have demonstrated outstanding potential in unraveling the complex mechanisms and causes of infectious diseases. Following a highly competitive selection process, a distinguished panel of experts has identified the following outstanding scientists as the recipients of the PATH award:
Mariana Byndloss, DVM., PhD
Role of diet-microbiota interactions during Salmonella gastroenteritis
Yi-Wei Chang, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Uncovering in situ structural mechanisms of key activities driving apicomplexan parasites’ invasion into human cells for their infection
Tamia Harris-Tryon, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas
Determining the Impact of Androgens on Staphylococcus aureus Pathogenesis
Maayan Levy, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Tuft cell-neuron interactions in helminth infection
Shruti Naik, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Decoding mechanisms of infection-associated tissue repair
Andrea Reboldi, PhD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Regulation of intestinal humoral immunity by cholesterol metabolites
Marta Rodriguez-Garcia, MD. PhD
Innate lymphoid cell control of mucosal HIV infection
Jing Yan, PhD
Deciphering Molecular Mechanism Underlying Biofilm Adhesion
These exceptional scientists have shown immense promise in advancing our understanding of infectious diseases and their implications for public health. The PATH award, with its generous financial support, aims to empower these researchers to conduct groundbreaking investigations and catalyze innovative approaches to disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
“The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is thrilled to announce the recipients of the Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease award,” said Dr. Louis J. Muglia, President and CEO of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. “These exceptional scientists possess the expertise and dedication to unravel the mysteries of infectious diseases, which will undoubtedly lead to breakthroughs in our fight against these global health challenges. We congratulate them on their achievements and look forward to witnessing their transformative contributions to the field.”
Over the course of the award, the recipients will pursue cutting-edge research projects within their respective fields, collaborating with experts from various disciplines and institutions to shed light on the intricate mechanisms of infectious diseases. The outcomes of their investigations will provide valuable insights into disease pathogenesis, aiding the development of novel therapies, diagnostics, and preventive strategies.
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund encourages collaboration and knowledge sharing among the award recipients and other researchers in the field of infectious disease pathogenesis. The organization will facilitate networking opportunities, workshops, and conferences to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and inspire innovative approaches to combat infectious diseases.
The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease award exemplifies the Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s commitment to supporting exceptional researchers and fostering scientific advancements in the field of infectious diseases. The organization applauds the award recipients for their remarkable achievements and anticipates the significant impact they will make in advancing our understanding of infectious disease pathogenesis.
About Burroughs Wellcome Fund:
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a private foundation dedicated to advancing biomedical science by supporting research and education in the United States. Established in 1955, the Fund is committed to fostering innovation and addressing critical challenges in health and science through strategic investments and partnerships.
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