Announcing the 82 Cytokines 2021 Abstract Award Recipients

Pfizer

Pfizer Junior Investigator Award Winners for Most Promising Research Presentations at the Cytokines Annual Meeting

JUSTINA KULIKAUSKAITE
fourth year PhD
Francis Crick Institute and University College London, UK
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GUANQUN ‘LEO’ LIU, PHD
Postdoc Fellow, Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center
Port St. Lucie, USA
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SWARNA BEESETTI, PHD
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA
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LUCY SJAASTAD
PhD Candidate
University of Minnesota
St Paul, Minnesota, United States
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Congratulations to the (4) trainees with the highest scoring abstracts  as per the scientific review committee! Each will be awarded $1,250 each and will be invited to give an Oral or Best Poster presentation at Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting, recognized as a PfizerTrainee Presentation, in the most appropriate session based on topic.

The Pfizer Trainee Award Winners will also be invited to participate in a Pfizer symposium (physically at Pfizer Headquarters if possible AND via the ICIS virtual meeting platform on-demand within one year of the Annual Meeting), to showcase their award winning work. The symposium will also feature a networking event to introduce the award winners to associated research groups within Pfizer and expose the trainees to potential collaborations and career opportunities in industry.

These awards are sponsored by Pfizer in recognition of the next generation of cytokine & interferon researchers!

Announcing the 2021 Milstein Travel Award & Milstein Abstract Award Winners Presenting at Cytokines 2021

HARSHINI SHANIKA HEWAGAMA ASURAPPULIGE
University of the West of England, Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom

JIHONG BAE
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Daejeon, Korea, Republic Of

DIRK BAUMJOHANN
University Hospital Bonn
Bonn, Germany

CHARLIE BRIDGEWOOD
University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom

SANDY STEPHANIE BURKART
DKFZ Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany

WEI CAO
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, United States

MADALINA ELENA CARTER-TIMOFTE
Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark

RITU CHAKRAVARTI
University of Toledo
Toledo, United States

YONGZHI CHEN
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, United States

MATHEW CLEMENT
Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom

DAVID CONSTANT
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, United States

LESLIE CREWS
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, United States

CHAITANYA DENDE
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, United States

KAREN OLIVIA DIXON
Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, United States

DARRAGH DUFFY
Institut Pasteur
Paris, France

FRANCINE LIANNE CASTAÑEDA EMRALINO
Kyoto University
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Japan

CHARLES LEE EVAVOLD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, United States

FABIAN ALEXANDER FISCHER
Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Unversity of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

LIRAZ GALIA
UMASS medical school
Shrewsbury, United States

SANDHYA GANESAN
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, United States

AUDREY GERARD
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

FEDERICA GIANGRAZI
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

STEPHANIE GOMEZ
The George Washington University
Washington, United States

JOHN BENJI GRIGG
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
New York, United States

RAHUL GUPTA
United States

ADAM HAGE
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, United States

HARSHAD INGLE
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, United States

ROBERT HYWEL JENKINS
Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom

PENG JIANG
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, United States

LEI JIN
University Of Florida
Gainesville, United States

KRISHNA LATHA
University of Georgia
Athens, United States

ELISSA LEONARD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, United States

SHITAO LI
Tulane University
New Orleans, United States

MICHELA LOCCI
University Of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, United States

KATRINA B. MAR
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
Dallas, United States

BHARATI MATTA
The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Manhasset, United States

JULIA MATTHIAS
Infection Immunology
Berlin, Germany

KATELYN MCCANN
NIH/NIAID
Bethesda, United States

FLORA ANN MCCLURE
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

EMILY MESEV
Princeton University
PRINCETON, United States

AARON S. MEYER
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, United States

WILLIAM MILLER-LITTLE
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Hts, United States

KATHLEEN MILLS
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, United States

TAKASHI NISHINA
Toho University
Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan

DAVID OLAGNIER
Aarhus University
Aarhus C., Denmark

KIMBERLY OLIVA
University of GA
ATHENS, United States

STEPHANIE PFÄNDER
Ruhr University Bochum
Bochum, Germany

SERGIO M. PONTEJO
National Institute of Allegy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, United States

REBECCA A. PORRITT
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Sherman Oaks, United States

ROBERTO RICARDO-GONZALEZ
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, United States

MAHESH RAUNDHAL
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, United States

ELSA SANCHEZ LOPEZ
University of California San Diego
LA JOLLA, United States

IZORTZE SANTIN
University of the Basque Country
Leioa, Spain

ELANA SHAW
NIAID
Bethesda, United States

HAN-YU SHIH
National Eye Institute, NIH
Bethesda, United States

DALTRY SNIDER
Duke University
Durham, United States

ANTHONY ST. LEGER
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, United States

CALEB STOKES
University of Washington
Seattle, United States

E. TAYLOR STONE
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, United States

NIAMH TROY
Telethon Kids Institute
Perth, Australia

DEREK VANDYKE
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, United States

BARNEY VIENGKHOU
The University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

TIM VIERBUCHEN
UMass Medical School
Worcester, United States

MICHAEL WALSH
Harvard Medical School
Boston, United States

YUXIN WANG
CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
cleveland, United States

NICOLE WARD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, United States

HUILIN YANG
Johns Hopkins University
BALTIMORE, United States

JACOB YOUNT
The Ohio State University
Columbus, United States

DI YU
The University of Queensland
Woolloongabba, Australia

LEI ZHOU
Weill Cornell Medicine
NEW YORK, United States

PENGCHENG ZHOU
The Australian National University
Canberra, Australia

ANNETT ZIEGLER
Twincore Gmbh
Hanover, Germany

ICIS-Milstein Travel / Abstract Awards

The ICIS-Milstein Travel Awards may be applied for by poster and oral abstract submitters. Each year the the ICIS Awards Committee has chosen the top ranking 65 – 80 abstract presenters to receive Travel Awards to cover part of their travel & registration expenses. These awards are sponsored by generous gift from the Milstein Family–Seymour Milstein (July 21, 1920 – October 2, 2001). Milstein’s son Philip has generously continued to support this award for the twenty (20) years following the passing of his father. This year additional funding has been provided by the Vilcek Foundation.

ICIS members who attend the Annual Meeting of the ICIS and submit a meeting abstract are eligible for ICIS-Milstein Travel Awards. Please note that there are no age restrictions to this award. However, if both senior and junior members from the same laboratory apply for an award, preference is given to the junior member.

  • Click here to view the 2020 Milstein Abstract Award Winners
  • Click here to view the 2019 Milstein Travel Award Winners
  • Click here to view 2018 Milstein Travel Award Winners.

EFIS/EJI Travel/Abstract Award Winners Presenting at Cytokines 2021

SARA DANIELLI
Kennedy Institute of rheumatology
Oxford, United Kingdom

TOMMY REGEN
Univ Med Center Mainz, Inst for Molecular Medicine
Mainz, Germany

CONOR M. FINLAY
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

FANGFANG CHEN
TWINCORE Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research
Hannover, Germany

CORALIE GUY
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute
Dublin, Ireland

NICHOLAS PROVINE
University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

European Federation of Immunological Societies and the European Journal of Immunology Travel/Abstract Awards

Available for trainees and postdoc presenters who are currently working in Europe or the UK. Applicants must not be ICIS members to apply for an EFIS/EJI Travel/Abstract Award.

Presenters may apply for ALL awards (ICIS/Milstein, EFIS/EJI Awards and Pfizer Trainee Award), but will not be granted more than one award. Applications are ranked based on scientific excellence and funds allocated based on Abstract ranking.

For those participating virtually, the a smaller financial award will be provided. Applicants can apply for more than one award but will not be awarded more than one award in a given year.