Sara Cherry awarded a BWF Investigators
in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases Award
At their May meeting, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Board
of Directors approved 10 awards for the Investigators
in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, including
Dr. Sara Cherry, Assistant Professor of MIcrobiology.
The five-year award provides $500,000 for opportunities
for accomplished investigators at the assistant professor
level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the intersection
of human and microbial biology. The program is intended
to shed light on the overarching issues of how human
hosts handle infectious challenge.
The awards provide recipients the freedom and flexibility
to pursue new avenues of inquiry and higher-risk research
projects that hold potential for advancing significantly
the biochemical, pharmacological, immunological, and
molecular biological understanding of how infectious
agents and the human body interact.
"The questions at the intersection of microbes
and their hosts are complex and fascinating," said
BWF President Dr. John Burris. "These investigators
are opening up new ground for understanding how we interact
with these amazing organisms.
Dr. Cherry joins Dr. David Artis as a recipient of this