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Tufts University School of Medicine

Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Award

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 10:30am

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of the Natalie V. Zucker Research Center for Women Scholars Award. These awards were established through the generosity of Mrs. Natalie V. Zucker in order to further the research careers of junior women scientists conducting basic and clinical research in the School of Medicine, the School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the School of Public Health, the School of Dentistry, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, or the major Tufts-affiliated hospitals. Awards are made to further specific research projects or to fund travel and training opportunities.

2020 Awardees

  • Betul Bayraktutar, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ophthalmology, Tufts Medical Center
    “Treatment of Neuropathic Corneal Pain with Exosomes Derived from Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells”
  • Lauren Biwer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center
    “Preeclampsia-dependent mechanisms of increased post-partum atherosclerosis”
  • Laura Corlin, Assistant Professor, Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine
    “Metabolic mechansisms through which metal mixtures affect diabetes incidence in a bi-ethnic rural population”
  • Anne McCabe, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts School of Medicine
    “Understanding mechanism of evolved drug resistance and collateral sensitivity to antimicrobial peptides in Klebsiella pneumoniae”
  • Srimoyee Mukherjee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental, Molecular, & Chemical Biology, Tufts School of Medicine
    “Role of alternative polyadenylation in monocyte-macrophage differentiation”
  • Sirisha Mukkavalli, Postdoctoral Fellow, Developmental, Molecular, & Chemical Biology, Tufts School of Medicine
    “Identifying the mechanisms by which p97 mutations cause protein aggregation in neurodegeneration”
  • Suchita Pande, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center
    “Mixed lineage kinase-3 (MLK3): Possible therapeutic target for heart failure”
  • Amanda Pulsifer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts School of Medicine
    “Modeling Shiga toxin intestinal epithelial translocation”
  • Victoria Wang, Resident Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts Medical Center
    "Survival After Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy for High-risk Clinical Stage I Uterine Cancer"