Kellie Ann Jurado, PhD
Presidential Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Kellie Ann Jurado is a Presidential Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from Harvard University with Dr. Alan Engelman, where she discovered a novel role for HIV-1 integrase during viral maturation. She then completed her postdoctoral training with Dr. Akiko Iwasaki at Yale School of Medicine where she focused on defining mechanisms of disease pathogenesis of Zika virus infection. The Jurado lab uses emerging viruses to delineate immune regulatory mechanisms with a particular interest in immunity in the central nervous system and during pregnancy.
Oral Presentation at Cytokines 2022 Hybrid Meeting: IL-27 CONTRIBUTES TO ANTIVIRAL IMMUNE RESPONSES AT MATERNAL-FETAL INTERFACE DURING CONGENITAL INFECTION
This award is made possible through the generosity of the Fleischmann Family and is dedicated to the memory of ISICR member and outstanding interferon research scientist Christina Fleischmann. The award was established in early 1998, with the first award presented to Xiaoxia Li, Ph.D., who’s now the Paul L. Fox, PhD, Endowed Chair in Molecular Medicine at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, USA, at the joint ISICR/ICS meeting in Jerusalem. She went on to win the Milstein Award in 2013.
In the words of then President of ISICR, Bryan Williams, “Our Society benefits from the active participation from many fine women scientists. Therefore it is with pleasure that I announce the establishment of a new award to recognize and promote young women scientists. The Christina Fleischmann Young Investigator Award has been established by Bob Fleischman in memory of Christina, an active participant in our society for many years until her recent untimely death. It is Bob’s hope that the establishment of this award will lead others to consider donating awards to the Society.”
This award is open to young women investigators working in cytokine, chemokine and interferon biology. ICIS members who have received a Ph.D or M.D. within the previous 10 years are eligible for this Award, but may be extended by 1 year due to parental leave (per child). This award does not exempt payment of the conference registration fee or include travel expenses. This award is made possible through the generosity of the Fleischmann Family Foundation and is dedicated to the memory of ISICR member and outstanding interferon research scientist Christina Fleischmann.
Award: ~$2,000 and an engraved plaque. The winner of the award. The scientific organizing committee will arrange for the awardee’s oral presentation to be included in the appropriate session of the meeting.