Lefrançois-BioLegend Memorial Award

Established to honor the memory of AAI member Leo Lefrançois, Ph.D., this award is intended to advance the career of a trainee (graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of mucosal immunology. This award is generously supported by BioLegend and donations from friends and colleagues of Dr. Lefrançois.

Selection is based on submission of an outstanding abstract selected for presentation in a Block Symposium at the meeting. The award recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award and a certificate during the AAI Business Meeting and Awards Presentation at IMMUNOLOGY2022™. This award may not be combined with other awards or grants for the AAI annual meeting.

Eligibility

To be eligible, an applicant must meet all of these requirements:

  1. Be an AAI Trainee member for 2022 with dues paid no later than December 14, 2021.
  2. Have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation (oral and poster) at IMMUNOLOGY2022™ in the topic category of Mucosal and Regional Immunology by December 14, 2021. Be sure to select the option during abstract submission that indicates you are willing to make an oral (Block Symposium) presentation at the meeting.

If you are not yet a Trainee member, visit http://www.aai.org/Membership/Join/Trainee-Membership to join.

How to Qualify

Any AAI Trainee member who submits a first-author abstract to IMMUNOLOGY2022™ in the topic category of Mucosal and Regional Immunology automatically will be considered, provided that you meet all eligibility requirements above and select the option during abstract submission that indicates you are willing to make an oral (Block Symposium) presentation at the meeting. Candidates may be asked to provide a curriculum vitae. NOTE: If you select “POSTER ONLY,” you will NOT be considered for this award.

According to U.S. law, any AAI award recipient receiving monetary awards totaling $600 or more in a single year must provide AAI with a completed Form W-9 or a Form W-8BEN (as appropriate) in advance of receiving the cash award.

2021 Lefrançois-BioLegend Award Recipient

Jacob Van Winkle

Jacob Van Winkle

Graduate Student
Oregon Hlth. & Sci. Univ.

To advance the career of a trainee who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of mucosal immunology

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