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The American Association of Immunologists

2014 AAI Award Recipients

Career Awards

Emil R. Unanue, M.D.

AAI Lifetime Achievement Award

Emil R. Unanue, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine

In recognition of a career of scientific achievement and contributions to AAI and fellow immunologists


William E. Paul, M.D.

AAI Excellence in Mentoring Award

William E. Paul, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

In recognition of exemplary career contributions to a future generation of scientists


Carl H. June, M.D.

AAI-Steinman Award for Human Immunology Research

Carl H. June, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

For significant, sustained achievement in immunology research pertinent to human disease pathogenesis, prevention, and therapy


Timothy A. Springer, Ph.D.

AAI-Life Technologies Meritorious Career Award

Timothy A. Springer, Ph.D., Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

For outstanding research contributions to the field of immunology


Katherine A. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

AAI-BD Biosciences Investigator Award

Katherine A. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School

For outstanding, early-career research contributions to the field of immunology


AAI Distinguished Service Award

Jeremy M. Boss, Ph.D.

Jeremy M. Boss, Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine

For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology, 2008–2013


Kristin A. Hogquist, Ph.D.

Kristin A. Hogquist, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Center for Immunology

For outstanding service to AAI and the immunology community as Chair of the AAI Program Committee, 2009–2012


Pfizer-Showell Travel Award
Edward A. Miao, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Lefrançois-BioLegend Memorial Award
Kristine-Ann G. Buela, Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh

Chambers-eBioscience Memorial Award
Irving C. Allen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Lustgarten-eBioscience Memorial Award
Guangyong Peng, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, St. Louis University School of Medicine

AAI-Life Technologies Trainee Achievement Award
Dingding An, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Baoyu Liu, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
Carrie L. Lucas, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, NIAID, NIH
Nathan Mathewson, Graduate Student, University of Michigan Medical School
Melissa Y. Tjota, Graduate Student, University of Chicago
Noah J. Tubo, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota

AAI Trainee Abstract Award
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Third-Year (Or Longer) Members

Nandini Acharya, University of Connecticut Health Center
Bianca L. Bautista, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Abhisek Bhattacharya, MBBS, Baylor College of Medicine
Davide Botta, Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham
Lisbeth Boule, University of Rochester Medical Center
Matthew J. Butcher, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Kim Cardenas, Ph.D., The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Fei Chen, M.D., Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
Anita Yogendra Chhabra, University of Louisville
Seung-Chul Choi, Ph.D., University of Florida
H. Hamlet Chu, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Sara L. Colpitts, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Stephanie A. Condotta, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Glenn Cruse, Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Vinh A. Dao, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Matthew P. DeBerge, Ph.D., Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Sarah Natasha Deffit, Indiana University
Gretchen Diehl, Ph.D., NYU School of Medicine
David J. DiLillo, Ph.D., Rockefeller University
Justin P. Edwards, Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Julien Fourcade, Pharm.D., University of Pittsburgh
Pavlo Gilchuk, D.O., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Amy C. Graham, Montana State University
Kristia S. Hamilton, University of Pittsburgh
David A. Hoekstra, II, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Jennifer D. Hood, Emory University
Yinghong Hu, University of Connecticut Health Center
Weishan Huang, Cornell University
Rukhsana Jabeen, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Nitya Jain, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Junbae Jee, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Casey Katerndahl, University of Minnesota
Masayuki Kuraoka, Ph.D., Duke University
Hao Li, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Lin-Xi Li, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Feng Liu, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Houpu Liu, University of Texas Medical Branch
Jianyun Liu, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Yujie Liu, Ph.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Carrie L. Lucas, Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Kate A. Markey, MBBS, Ph.D., Queensland Institute of Medical,Research
Joel Mathews, D.O., Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health
Viveka Mayya, Ph.D., NYU Rangone Medical Center
Pragnesh Dilipkumar Mistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Ribhu Nayar, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michelle Nelson, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Ryan W. Nelson, University of Minnesota Medical School
Michael Opata, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch
Yfke Pasman, University of Guelph
Kristen E. Pauken, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Sudesh Pawaria, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Pablo A. Penaloza-MacMaster, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Courtney R. Plumlee, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Sesquile Ramon, Harvard Medical School
Andrew G. Ramstead, Montana State University
Avijit Ray, Ph.D., Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Emma C. Reilly, Ph.D., University of Rochester
Alexander E. Reynolds, Duke University
Martin J. Richer, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Lorena Riol, Ph.D., Harvard University
Pablo A. Romagnoli, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Victoria E. Ruiz, Ph.D., NYU Rangone Medical Center
Melanie R. Rutkowski, Ph.D., Wistar Institute
Catherine J. Sanders, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Alan M. Sanfilippo, Albany Medical College
Deepali V. Sawant, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Abigail L. Sedlacek, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Hillary L. Shane, University of Georgia
Archna Sharma, Ph.D., Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
HyunMu Shin, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School
Noa Simchoni, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Denise Skrombolas, University of Rochester
Katherine E. Stagliano, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Matthew M. Staron, Ph.D., Yale University
Tina L. Sumpter, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Margarite L. Tarrio, Brown University
Melissa Yuwono Tjota, University of Chicago
Smanla Tundup, D.O., Ph.D., University of Georgia
Stina Lisa Urban, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kristi J. Warren, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine
Casandra M. Washington Philipson, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Alan Michael Watson, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Brian M. Weist, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Xiangshu Wen, M.D., Ph.D., University of Southern California
Joel R. Wilmore, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Yanping Xiao, D.O., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Guang Yang, Duke University
Wenliang Zhang, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Medical School

Second-Year Members

Alexander J. Adami, University of Connecticut Health Center
Scott M. Anthony, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Olufolakemi Awe, Indiana University School of Medicine
Sonali Bracken, University of Connecticut Health Center
Jeffrey D. Brand, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health
Derek Clouthier, University of Toronto
Angela Crespo, Harvard University
Djeneba Koumba Dabitao, Pharm.D., Johns Hopkins University
Thomas Duhen, Ph.D., Benaroya Research Institute
Kellsye Paula Fabian, University of Pittsburgh
Daniel Frederick, Tulane University
Miguel L. Fribourg Casajuana, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mai Fujiwara, University of Connecticut Health Center
Melanie Gasper, Ph.D., University of Washington/Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
Jacob V. Gorman, University of Iowa
Matthew D. Hammond, University of Connecticut Health Center
Aidan Hancock, Drexel University
Jennifer L. Hope, Drexel University College of Medicine
Brian Mark Janelsins, Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Zuliang Jie, The University of Texas Medical Branch
Gil Katz, Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Anupriya Khare, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Kathryn A. Knoop, Ph.D., Washington University in St Louis
Zachary James Kraus, Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Mara Lennard Richard, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Jeff Leong, Washington University School of Medicine
Yan Lin, M.D., University of Pittsburgh
Baoyu Liu, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Rajakumar Mandraju, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Nathan Mathewson, University of Michigan Medical School
Sean Ryan McMaster, Emory University
Jonathan P. McNally, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Lauren M.F. Merlo, Ph.D., Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Amina Metidji, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Albanus O. Moguche, University of Washington
Patrick Sean Murphy, University of Rochester
Abigail E. Overacre, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Amber M. Papillion, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Nicholas M. Provine, Harvard University
Michael Quinn, Thomas Jefferson University
Brendan Kearney Reed, Mayo Clinic
Isaac G. Sakala, Ph.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Louis N. Schoettle, Arizona State University
Gail D. Sckisel, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Sharad K. Sharma, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Mark C. Siracusa, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Corinne Smith, Thomas Jefferson University
Ryan Sullivan, Washington University in St. Louis
Justin Taylor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Puspa Thapa, Mayo Graduate School
Sally Trabucco, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Adam Utley, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Philip Verhoef, M.D., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Zhao-Yuan Wang, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Masashi Watanabe, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, NIH
Chi Gidley Weindel, Tufts University Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences
Alex W. Wessel, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH
Jarad J. Wilson, Ph.D., Emory University
Xi Yang, University of Pittsburgh
Jiujiu Yu, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health
Naomi Yudanin, Columbia University
Qianxia Zhang, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Zemin Zhou, University of Utah

First-Year Members

Swati Acharya, Ph.D., Stanford University
Didem Agac, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Gerard Agbayani, University of Ottawa
Dingding An, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Jaffre J. Athman, Case Western Reserve University
Stefanie R. Bailey, Medical University of South Carolina
Scott M. Baliban, Drexel University College of Medicine
Anirban Banerjee, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Eugene J. Becker, Jr., University of Alabama, Birmingham
Kyle Bednar, University of Cincinnati
Jean-Christophe Beltra, CHU Sainte Justine Research Center
Michelle L. Bolner, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
S. A. Bora, Pennsylvania State University
Jillian Helena Bradley, Georgia Regents University
Adam L. Burrack, University of Colorado
Kristina Stoermer Burrack, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Sandra Cascio, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Cierra Nichole Casson, University of Pennsylvania
Pablo Francisco Céspedes Donoso, Sr., D.V.M., Ph.D., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Krishnendu Chakraborty, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Samantha A. Chalmers, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kenji Chamoto, Ph.D., Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Shilpak Chatterjee, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Nicholas M. Chesarino, Ohio State University
Hao-Sen Chiang, Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Wai Po Chong, Ph.D., National Eye Institute, NIH
Olesya Y. Chornoguz, Johns Hopkins University
Michael G. Constantinides, University of Chicago
Heather R. Conti, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Alan M. Copenhaver, University of Pennsylvania
Christine Morel Coquery, University of Virginia
Guoliang Cui, Ph.D., Yale University
Alan Dale Curtis, II, East Carolina University
Abhishek Das, Ph.D., Children's Hospital Boston
Mark Dell'Aringa, Duke University
Jillian M. Dietzold, Rutgers University
Qing Ding, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Katherine Doll, University of Iowa
Daniel F. Dwyer, Harvard University
Jason S. Ellis, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Leonardo Daniel Estrada, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Roger Alan Fecher, University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
John R. Ferdinand, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH
Josephine Giles, Yale University
Sarah Ruth Gonzales, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Chunqing Guo, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Xiaohuan Guo, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Jennie A. Hamilton, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Bryan Harris, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Lifei Hou, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Chia-Lin Hsu, Northwestern University
Ruozhen Hu, Ph.D., University of Utah
Zhuting Hu, Dartmouth College
Matthew Hufford, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Makoto Inoue, Ph.D., Duke University School of Medicine
Ejaj Intisar, University of Southampton
Jill A. Ippolito, Loyola University, Chicago
Yuval Itan, Ph.D., Rockefeller University
Sohyun Sophia Jeon, University of Pittsburgh
Hyun-Bae Jie, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Derek D. Jones, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Jessica N. Jones, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Saghar Kaabinejadian, Pharm.D., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Shannon M. Kahan, Ph.D., University of Alabama, Birmingham
Masashi Kanayama, Ph.D., Duke University
Senta Kapnick, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Shilpa Keerthivasan, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Domenick Edward Kennedy, Loyola University Chicago
B. Kim, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Marie Kim, University of Iowa
Yuthana Kongprachaya, Chatham University
Dmitri Ivanovich Kotov, University of Minnesota
Akshay T. Krishnamurty, D.M.D., University of Washington
Pawan Kumar, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Brandon Kwong, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, NIH
Long Kwan Metthew Lam, University of Pittsburgh
Tonika Lam, University of California, Irvine
Brian Latimer, Drexel University College of Medicine
Yelena V. Lerman, University of Rochester Medical Center
Guanqiao Li, University of Pittsburgh
Davinna L. Ligons, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, NIH
Jason Jakob Lomueller, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Xiaoming Lu, Ph.D., Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Peder J. Lund, Stanford University
Ankit Malik, Michigan State University
Sarah M. McCormick, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Kaitlin L. McDaniel, Pennsylvania State University
Carlos Alberto Mier Aguilar, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Zbigniew Mikulski, Ph.D., La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Eslam Mohamed, Georgia Regents University
Juan Ignacio Moliva, Ohio State University
Andrew J. Monteith, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Giora I. Morozov, M.D., Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Munir M. Mosaheb, Boston University
Gayatri Mukherjee, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Rithun Mukherjee, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Michael Bradford Murphy, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Colleen S. Netherby, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Rebecca J. Nusbaum, University of Texas Medical Branch
Thomas F. O'Brien, Ph.D., Duke University
Susan A. Olalekan, Rush University Medical Center
Claire E. O'Leary, University of Pennsylvania
Nandakumar Packiriswamy, D.V.M., Michigan State University
Lindsey E. Padgett, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Antonio J. Pagan, Ph.D., University of Washington
Benjamin V. Park, Johns Hopkins University
Jihye Park, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rhiannon Penkert, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Oanh H. Pham, University of California, Davis
Binh L. Phong, University of Pittsburgh
Erica M. Pimenta, Rutgers University
Andrew E. Pincetic, Ph.D., Rockefeller University
Rebecca R. Pompano, D.O., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Dana Michelle Previte, University of Pittsburgh
Kamalakannan Rajasekaran, Ph.D., Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Roshni Rao, University of South Carolina
Arianne Catherine Richard, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, NIH
Keven Mara Robinson, M.D., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
David L. Rose, University of Georgia
Carolyn E. Rydyznski, University of Cincinnati
Robert P. Sheehan, Jr., University of Pittsburgh
Boyoung Shin, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Kim R. Simpfendorfer, Ph.D., Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Tej Pratap Singh, Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Tripti Singh, M.D., University of Pittsburgh
Samantha R. Slight-Webb, Ph.D., Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Chetna Soni, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Emily Y. Spaulding, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Erietta Stelekati, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Nikolaos Svoronos, University of Pennsylvania
Elia Dion Tait Wojno, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Connie Tat, University of California, Irvine
Katherine G. Taylor, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Roslyn Ann Taylor, University of Connecticut Health Center
Patsharaporn Techasintana, M.D., University of Missouri
Jeffrey Teoh, University of Virginia
Maria Themeli, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Emily A. Thompson, University of Minnesota
Lance R. Thurlow, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jie Tian, Ph.D., Jiangsu University
Giraldina Trevejo-Nunez, M.D., University of Pittsburgh
Noah J. Tubo, Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Héctor Francisco Valderrama-Carvajal, Ph.D., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Nicholas J. van Panhuys, Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Asha Purnima Veerappan Ganesan, Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University
Nekeithia S. Wade, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Jia C. Wang, University of British Columbia
Xinxin Wang, Washington University in St. Louis
Clara Y. Westwell-Roper, University of British Columbia
Natasha Whibley, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Jeffrey L. Wong, University of Pittsburgh
Weiwei Wu, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Yumin Xia, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Douglas H. Yamada, University of California, Los Angeles
Rui Yang, M.B.Ch.B., University of Vermont
Soo Jung Yang, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Shuyu Yao, D.V.M., Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Karim Yatim, M.D., University of Pittsburgh
Autumn Gabrielle York, University of California, Los Angeles
Hongmin Yun, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Zachary Bestor Zalinger, University of Pennsylvania
Kimberly J. Zanotti, Ph.D., National Institute on Aging, NIH
Baojun Zhang, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center
Fei Zhao, University of Toronto
Peilin Zheng, Ph.D., Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine
Jianzhong Zhu, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Quan Zhuang, University of Pittsburgh
Haoyang Zhuang, Ph.D., University of Florida

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AAI Trainee Poster Award
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Ethan George Aguilar, University of California, Davis
Katherine J. Bao, Duke University
Kathleen Bartemes, Mayo Clinic
Ian Belle, Duke University
Yihua Cai, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Tara Capece, M.P.H., University of Rochester
Eleanor Clancy-Thompson, Dartmouth College
Elizabeth V. Clarke, M.S., M.P.H., University of California, Irvine
Sherrie J. Divito, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Rodney Dixon Dorand, Jr., Case Western Reserve University
Jarrod A. Dudakov, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Akinola O. Emmanuel, University of Chicago
Heather Marie Evans, University of Kentucky
Holly Evans, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Kristen Fantetti, Ph.D., Duquesne University
Rebecca A. Flitter, M.P.H., University of Pittsburgh
Brian J. Franz, Albany Medical College
Yaoyao Fu, Pennsylvania State University
Yoichi Furuya, Ph.D., Albany Medical College
Sara Gibson, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Hannah Priyadarshini Gideon, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Hongwei Gu, Ph.D., Nanjing University
Jasmin Herz, Ph.D., National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
Toshihito Hirai, M.D., Tokyo Women's Medical University
Shaomin Hu, M.D., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Matthew B. Huante, University of Texas Medical Branch
Arshad Khan, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Jihye Kim, D.V.M., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Myunghoo Kim, Purdue University
Devesha Hrishikesh Kulkarni, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Satyendra Kumar, Ph.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine
Rafael Assumpção Larocca, Ph.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Priscilla Lee, Ohio State University
Michael Levinson, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Junwei Li, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Stephen K. Li, Western University
Yan Li, M.D., Cleveland Clinic
Brandon M. Linz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ailing Liu, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Bo Liu, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Jeremy M. Lott, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Ana Citlali Marquez, University of British Columbia
Payal Mittal, D.O., Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Arunesh Pullaniparambil Mohandas, Women and Children's Health Research Institute
Matthew Morris, Virginia Tech University
Jayakumar R. Nair, Ph.D., Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Somashekarappa Gowda Nanjappa, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Martin Souren Naradikian, University of Pennsylvania
Quang Tam Nguyen, Ph.D., Albany Medical College
Patrick Kwadwo Nuro-Gyina, Ohio State University
Megan A. O'Connor, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Tej K. Pareek, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Liliana Perez, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Noe Rodriguez Rodriguez, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Sean O. Ryan, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Divya Sagar, Drexel University College of Medicine
Emily-Joy Farah Samli, University of Georgia
Nathan J. Schuldt, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Christina Slota, National Institute on Aging, NIH
Carolyne K. Smith, University of Michigan
Marie-Clare B. St. Rose, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Katelyn A. Stafford, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Naomi Tsurutani, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Health Center
Uzodinma N. Uche, University of Pittsburgh
Isaah Vincent, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Allen M. Vong, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Xuefeng Wang, D.O., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Yaya Wang, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Julie Mikele Ward, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Hayley Warsinske, University of Michigan
Neva B. Watson, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Jiaxi Wu, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Linlin Yang, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Yan Ye, University of North Dakota
Osamu Yoshida, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Xiaofei Yu, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Anthony Elston Zamora, University of California, Davis
Monan Angela Zhang, University Health Network/Toronto General Research Institute

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AAI Travel Awards and Grants

AAI Minority Scientist Travel Award
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Daniel Abebayehu, Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hiam Abdala-Valencia, Ph.D., Research Associate, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
George W. Agak, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
Bianca L. Bautista, Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Preston Burnley, Graduate Student, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Javier Cabrera, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota
Chavez E. Carter, Graduate Student, Cornell University
Rodney Dixon Dorand, Jr., Graduate Student, Case Western Reserve University
Felicia Diante Emery, Graduate Student, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Akinola O. Emmanuel, Graduate Student, University of Chicago
Mayya Geha, M.D., Fellow, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
Miguel-Angel Gutierrez, Jr., Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles
Kasalina N. Kiwanuka, Graduate Student, Virginia Commonwealth University
Joseph Larkin, III, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Stephania Libreros, Graduate Student, Florida Atlantic University
Monica Macal, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego
Hadijat M. Makinde, Graduate Student, Rush University Medical Center
Ryan J. Martinez, Graduate Student, Emory University
Temet M. McMichael, Graduate Student, Ohio State University
Albanus O. Moguche, Graduate Student, University of Washington
Crystal Morales, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut Health Center
Munir M. Mosaheb, Graduate Student, Boston University
Susan A. Olalekan, Graduate Student, Rush University Medical Center
Michael Opata, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch
Antonio J. Pagan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington
Amber M. Papillion, Graduate Student, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Mesias Pedroza, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine
Pablo A. Penaloza-MacMaster, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Amina Abdul Qayum, Graduate Student, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Sesquile Ramon, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Pablo A. Romagnoli, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut Health Center
Eric Scott, Graduate Student, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Kindra N. Stokes, Graduate Student, Cornell University
Marie-Clare B. St. Rose, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut Health Center
Damian L. Turner, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University
Rebecca A. Wilshusen, Graduate Student, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Faculty/Student Awards

Bolaji Thomas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology (Student: Jenelle Noble)

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AAI Laboratory Travel Grant
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Pascale Alard, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Louisville
Ulus Atasoy, M.D., Associate Professor/Vice Chair of Research, University of Missouri, Columbia
Betsy J. Barnes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Rutgers University, Biomedical and Health Sciences
Lihua Chen, Ph.D., Professor, Fourth Military Medical University
Zissis C. Chroneos, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Yingzi Cong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch
Joan M. Cook-Mills, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Janice J. Endsley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch
John Farrar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Venugopal Gangur, D.V.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Rachel Gerstein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Renukaradhya J. Gourapura, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ohio State University
Yukai He, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Georgia Regents University Cancer Center
Vijaya Iragavarapu-Charyulu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University
Pooja Jain, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
Susan Jarvi, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Hilo
Jiu Jiang, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences
Christopher L. Kepley, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Joint School of Nanosciemce and Nanoengineering, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Kimberly D. Klonowski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Georgia
Michele M. Kosiewicz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Louisville
Gregoire Lauvau, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jiong Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy, West China Hospital,
Sichuan University
Quanzhen Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Yuan Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Georgia State University
Lonnie P. Lybarger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Arizona
Laura Mandik-Nayak, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Masoud H. Manjili, D.V.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Porunelloor Mathew, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Craig T. Morita, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Medicine
Ashlesh K. Murthy, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Midwestern University
Barbara S. Nikolajczyk, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Mahyar A. Nouri-Shirazi, D.V.M., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University
Hongwei Qin, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Violeta Rus, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Shashikumar K. Salgar, D.V.M., Ph.D., Laboratory Research Director, Madigan Army Medical Center
Buka Samten, M.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Kimberly S. Schluns, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Udai P. Singh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
John Stambas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Deakin University
Jiaren Sun, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch
Joanne Turner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ohio State University
Luis Ulloa, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School
Min Wu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
Na Xiong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Wenyue Xu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Third Military Medical University
Mingtao Zeng, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Hui Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, Washington State University
Xian Zhang, Ph.D., D.V.M., Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Song Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey

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AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant
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Holly Algood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System/Vanderbilt University
Nadia Anikeeva, Ph.D., Research Instructor, Thomas Jefferson University
Amandeep Bajwa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
Santanu Banerjee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Uttiya Basu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Sergejs Berdnikovs, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Alexey Y. Berezhnoy, D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Miami
Tracey Bonfield, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
David G. Brooks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Kevin W. Bruhn, Ph.D., Assistant Researcher, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Judy L. Cannon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Xuefang Cao, M.D.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Christian Capitini, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
Xuanhong Cheng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Lehigh University
Megan A. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Melissa A. Cunningham, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Yang D. Dai, Ph.D., Assistant Member, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies
Helene Decaluwe, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center
Chuanlin Ding, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
Rong Fang, M.D., Ph. D., Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch
Todd A. Fehniger, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
Viviana P. Ferreira, D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Brian T. Fife, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Mallika Ghosh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center
Hongbing Guan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Beichu Guo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
Fukun Guo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Children's Hospital Medical Center
Neetu Gupta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
James Harker, Ph.D., Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Imperial College London
Laurie E. Harrington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Anwar M. Hashem, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, King Abdulaziz University
Xiao He, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Jodi F. Hedges, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Montana State University
Ana Hernandez, Ph.D., Head, Regulatory Antibodies Project, Center for Molecular Immunology
Young-Min Hyun, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center
Ali R. Jazirehi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
Daniel Kahn, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Kamal Khanna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center
Marat Khodoun, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Deepthi Kolli, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch
Ilona Kryczek, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Elizabeth A. Leadbetter, Ph.D., Assistant Member, Trudeau Institute
Jae-Kyung Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine
Wenqing Li, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, National Cancer Institute, NIH
Lin Lin, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
Sarah Long, Ph.D., Research Assistant Member, Benaroya Research Institute
Carolina B. Lopez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Crystal L. Loving, Ph.D., Research Immunologist, USDA-Agricultural Research Service-National Animal Disease Center
Xin M. Luo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, VA-M.D. Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech University
Ashutosh K. Mangalam, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic
Stephen O. Mathew, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Maureen Ann McGargill, Ph.D., Assistant Member, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Halima Moncrieffe, Ph.D., Researcher, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Kerri A. Mowen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
Yvonne M. Mueller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
Meera G. Nair, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside
Johannes Nowatzky, M.D., Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine
Pushpa Pandiyan, Ph.D., ScD, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Chandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Marion Pepper, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Georgia Perona-Wright, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Vadim I. Pivniouk, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Daniel Popkin, M.D.,Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Ziaur Rahman, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center
Giorgio Raimondi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Govindarajan Rajagopalan, D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic
Murugesan Rajaram, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Amali Samarasinghe, Ph.D., Instructor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Yongming Sang, Ph.D.,ScD, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Sadhak Sengupta, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Wenhai Shao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Temple University School of Medicine
Jyotika Sharma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
Rajesh K. Sharma, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Louisville
Rangaiah Shashidharamurthy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
JianRong Sheng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Brian S. Sheridan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center
Mari L. Shinohara, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Duke University
Lisa M. Shollenberger, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist, University of Georgia
Nevil J. Singh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Greg A. Snyder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Jianxun Song, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Christian Stehlik, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Keer Sun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Mark S. Sundrud, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
Steven Templeton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Nagaraja Thirumalapura, D.V.M., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch
Paul Thomas, Ph.D., Assistant Member, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Mark A. Travis, Ph.D., Lecturer, University of Manchester
Hubert Tse, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Kevin B. Urdahl, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
Stephen N. Waggoner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Hanspeter Waldner, M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Fengyi Wan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, John Hopkins University
Yisong Wan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Baomei Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Research Scientist, University of Louisville
Jing H. Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Li Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Shengjun Wang, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, The Affiliated People's Hospital, Jiangsu University
Pamela A. Wearsch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Jinsheng Weng, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bin Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech University
Zhenming Xu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Yutao Yan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Hangzhou Normal University
Jun-Qi Yang, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati
Yuhong Yang, M.D., Research Assistant Professor, Ohio State University Medical Center
Jui-Hung Yen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
V. Laxmi Yeruva, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Dahui You, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Jacob S. Yount, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Qigui Yu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Weiming Yuan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Ming Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Xin Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Xiaojing Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant
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Anil K. Bamezai, Ph.D., Professor, Villanova University
Devavani Chatterjea, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Macalester College
Troy D. Cline, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico
Kari Dugger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama
Kenneth Field, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Bucknell University
Vitaly V. Ganusov, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee
Keith E. Garrison, Ph.D., Associate Professor, St. Mary's College of California
John M. Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes
Vandana Kalia, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Clinton B. Mathias, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Western New England University
Heather A. Minges Wols, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Columbia College, Chicago
Manoj K. Mishra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Alabama State University
Nicholas Pullen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, William Woods University
Miriam Rodriguez-Sosa, M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D., Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Surojit Sarkar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Tzvia Segal-Abramson, Ph.D., Professor, San Jose State University
Laurie P. Shornick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Saint Louis University
Michelle Snyder, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Towson University
Rebekah Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Frostburg State University
Luis I. Terrazas, Ph.D., Professor, Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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