The Michelson Medical Research Foundation together with the Human Vaccines Project are pleased to announce the Inaugural Michelson Prize Winners:
Patricia Therese Illing, PhDMonash University
Spliced peptides: Novel candidates for effective influenza immunity?
Ansuman Satpathy, MD, PhDStanford University School of Medicine
Epigenomic mechanisms of vaccine-induced immunity
Laura Mackay, PhDThe Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Targeting tissue-resident immune cells for enhanced immune protection
About the Prizes
The Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research are $150,000 awards that support young investigators applying disruptive research concepts to significantly advance the development of future vaccines and immunotherapies.
Winners were selected via a rigorous, global competition and will receive their awards at the 1st annual conference on the ‘The Future of Vaccine Development’ at the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience at the University of Southern California in June.
Are you the next Michelson Prize Winner?
Information about the 2019 Michelson Prize Application Process will be made available in the fall of 2018. If you are a researcher under the age of 35 with an innovative research concept, we encourage you to apply.
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About the Donors
Dr. Gary K. Michelson is a Board Certified Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon, with more than 900 issued patents worldwide, that have revolutionized the practice of spinal surgery, making such procedures less invasive, less traumatic, safer, faster, and more effective. Alya Michelson is an accomplished journalist, who has written in, and been published in four different languages.
Together they support a broad array of philanthropic endeavors, and operate three foundations that they founded and fund; including a medical research foundation, an education foundation, and an animal welfare foundation. Further information is available at michelsonmedical.org, 20MM.org, and foundanimals.org.