August 31, 2011

Pulendran, Matam win Levy Awards

Bali Pulendran and Vijay-Kumar Matam are the winners of the 2011 Albert E. Levy Faculty Awards for Excellence in Scientific Research.

The Levy Awards recognize outstanding scientific research contribution of Emory faculty members.  Each year, junior and senior faculty recipients are selected by the University Research Committee and by previous winners of the award.

Pulendran and Matam are professor and assistant professor respectively in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Work is influential

Winner of the senior Levy Award, Pulendran has been consistently recognized for his work in immunology and its impact in that field.

His 2009 article in "Nature Immunology," "Systems biology approach predicts immunogenicity of the yellow fever vaccine in humans," has been hailed as the article that launched an entirely new field in applying systems biological approaches to vaccinology.

Matam, the Junior Levy Award winner, has received wide recognition for his April 2010 article in "Science" entitled "Metabolic Syndrome and altered gut microbiota in mice lacking Toll-like receptor 5" as presenting a new paradigm in the pathogenesis of the epidemic of metabolic diseases.

Awards presented Sept. 28

The Emory community is invited to join the University Research Committee and the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at a reception on Sept. 28 from 3-5:30 p.m. in Goizueta Foundation Center, Room W525, where the award recipients will be presenting their nominated work and honored for their accomplishments. 

RSVP to Ling Guo by Sept. 19.

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