5 Ph.D. Students Receive Funding for Evolutionary Medicine Research
The one-year awards help graduate students pursue research in evolutionary medicine relevant to their graduate research. The awards provide up to $7,500 per student for direct research expenses.
The Duke recipients and their funded research:
- Katrina DeWitt (Biology): Climate-driven shifts in the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes
- Elise Paietta (Biology): Optimization of anthroponotic viral detection approaches in lemurs
- Jude Raj (Medical Scientist Training Program/Pharmacology and Cancer Biology): Determinants of targeted therapy-induced immune evasion
- Eleanor Semmes (Medical Scientist Training Program/Molecular Genetics and Microbiology): Human cytomegalovirus and host B cell co-evolution across the lifespan
- Jillian Wisse (Ecology): Deep breaths: how whale stress can lead to hypoxia treatments for humans