Navigation Links
Viral curiosity spreads across continents
Date:4/22/2013

WHAT: Biologist Esteban Engel, Ph.D., was named by The Pew Charitable Trusts as the "Biomedical Researcher of the Month," for his innovative work in neurovirologythe study of viruses infecting the nervous system. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Princeton University laboratory of Lynn Enquist, Ph.D., Dr. Engel studies the spread of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)which, in rare cases, can lead to blindness or lethal encephalitis.

Dr. Engel's story is part of a "Biomedical Researcher of the Month" series launched by Pew, and is the first to feature a Latin American fellow. Pew's Latin American fellows program gives individuals like Engel, who hails from Chile, an opportunity to further their scientific knowledge by promoting exchange and collaboration between investigators in the United States and Latin America. Since 1991, Pew's biomedical programs have provided funding to more than 200 young scientists from Latin America to receive postdoctoral training in the United States, resulting in advances that span continents.

WHO: Experts are available for interviews regarding Dr. Engel's research and the program:

  • Esteban Engel, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University
  • Anita Pepper, Ph.D., director of the Pew Programs in the Biomedical Sciences Pepper is the director of The Pew Charitable Trusts' biomedical programs, which include both the Latin American fellows and the Pew scholars program.

WHERE: Visit http://www.pewhealth.org/other-resource/Interview-with-Pew-Latin-American-Fellow-Esteban-Engel-85899469672 to read the full question-and-answer story, which covers both Dr. Engel's research and his motivation to conduct it in the United States.

CONTACT: Chelsea Toledo at 202-540-6846, ctoledo@pewtrusts.org


'/>"/>

Contact: Chelsea Toledo
ctoledo@pewtrusts.org
202-540-6846
Pew Health Group
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Recreational use of HIV antiretroviral drug linked to its psychoactivity
2. Antiviral lipid earns patent
3. Early antiretroviral treatment reduces viral reservoirs in HIV-infected teens
4. Study: Viral reactivation a likely link between stress and heart disease
5. Protein production: Going viral
6. Viral alliances overcoming plant defenses
7. New study shows promise in using RNA nanotechnology to treat cancers and viral infections
8. The physics of going viral
9. Vitamin D supplements may protect against viral infections during the winter
10. Women & Infants participating in study of treatment of common viral infection in pregnancy
11. Discovery offers insight into treating viral stomach flu
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/15/2018)... ... September 14, 2018 , ... ... This campaign will showcase the innovative work being done within rare diseases research, ... therapies for those living with rare diseases. , The print ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... ... September 12, 2018 , ... Captiva Spine, Inc., which designs, ... received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market ... , TowerLOX-EXT MIS Extended Tab Pedicle Screws provide the narrow insertion of an ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... ... Right this minute, Frenchman Ben Lecomte is hard at work on his second ocean crossing. ... a new challenge: going from Tokyo to San Francisco, churning his limbs eight hours a ... boat. As the first expedition of its kind, The Swim is far more than just ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/7/2018)... , ... September 06, 2018 , ... ... compliance and commercialization, is releasing the agenda for its upcoming user conference. ... science industries discussing the latest challenges, opportunities, and approaches to regulatory compliance and ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... September 06, 2018 , ... Akadeum Life ... has spent his career as an executive and leader of numerous biotech companies. ... cell therapy and biologics company acquired by Thompson Street Capital in St. Louis, MO. ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ASTORIA, Ore. (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2018 ... ... holding Associate Professorships at both the University of Southampton and the Institute of ... and artificial intelligence at sea can dramatically accelerate the exploration and study of ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... CARMEL, Ind. (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2018 ... ... company selling nano-technology enhanced spinal implants, announced today the successful completion of a ... 1st Source Capital Corporation, Purdue’s Foundry Investment Fund, Commenda Capital, and Ellipsis Ventures. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: