TL1 Trainee, Dr. Julia Brown, Awarded Funding from the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation for Research on Early Life Gut Microbiome

Posted Date:
September 10, 2022

News and Congratulations

Congratulations to TL1 trainee, Julia Brown, Ph.D., on  a receicing a Biocodex Microbiota Foundation American grant. Her award will focus on research in “The role of the Neonatal Gut Microbiome in Lung Immune Development and Antiviral Immunity.” This award will fund her research $50,000 and help her make major contributions in the field of microbiota, help to continue to develop her research, and promote the dissemination of her research to the public and scientists around the world.

Dr. Brown began her research with the CTSC in 2021, when she was awarded the TL1 training award. Her work focused on “The role of the premature infant microbiome in determining the immune response to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.” Her main goals are to identify bacteria and metabolites that might be used to “normalize" the respiratory immune responses to RSV infection in premature infants and improve their lung functions. Her mentoring team is a mixture of multi-institutional and multi-divisional mentors: Melody Zeng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine; Stefan Worgall, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine; and Theresa Lu, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Julia Brown is currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College.

The CTSC TL1 Training Core Award Program supports early career development among pre- and early post-doctoral trainees by providing salary support, protected time, advanced degree training and practical skills necessary to conduct interdisciplinary Clinical and Translational Investigation in a team research environment.

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