The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate & Post Graduate Awards
Description: The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards, generously sponsored by PBL Assay Science, are targeted to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who have begun to make an impact in interferon and cytokine research. The Awards are designed to fill the gap among the awards currently offered by the ICIS to more senior investigators. Candidates must be actively working in interferon/cytokine research but need not be ICIS members. This is an annual award, and a recipient may receive an award only once. However, an individual who receives the Graduate Award remains eligible for the Post-Graduate Award. In years where a suitable candidate is not identified, an award will not be bestowed.
Award: $3,500 cash award, $1,500 travel grant, a $2,500 PBL Assay Science product credit for each awardee, and a complementary one-year ICIS membership. These awards are sponsored by PBL Assay Science. The Awardees will be invited for an Oral presentation during the Meeting.

2019 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Award Winners
2018 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Award Winners
2017 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Award Winners

2019 The Sidney & Joan Pestka Post-Graduate & Graduate Awardees. From left: Thomas Lavoie (PBL), Billur Akkaya, Anukriti Mathur, Kate Fitzgerald and Bryan Williams
The 2018 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate Award: (L) Erika Engelowski, Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf, Germany, Robert Pestka, PBL (R)
The 2018 Sidney & Joan Pestka Post-Graduate Award: (L) Christoph Schneider, University of California, USA. Robert Pestka, PBL (R)
(L), Charlotte Nejad, 2017 Pestka Graduate Award, Rob Pestka, PBL (R)
(L) E. Ashley Moseman, 2017 Pestka Post-Graduate Award, Rob Pestka, PBL (R)
Rhiannon Werder (C) accepting the 2016 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate Award from Thomas B. Lavoie at PBL Assay Science (L) and ICIS Awards Committee Co-chairs, Eleanor Fish and Jennifer Towne (to the right of Eleanor)
2016 Sidney & Joan Pestka Postgraduate Award: (C) Scott Read, Postdoctoral Fellow Storr Liver Centre University of Sydney Australia. Thomas B. Lavoie at PBL Assay Science (L) and Eleanor Fish (R)
2015 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate Award
2015 Sidney & Joan Pestka Post-Graduate Award
2014 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate Award
2014 Sidney & Joan Pestka Post-Graduate Award
2013 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate Award
2013 Sidney & Joan Pestka Post-Graduate Award
2011 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards

THE 2010 INAUGURAL SIDNEY & JOAN PESTKA POST-GRADUATE AWARD:

Dr. Anette H. H. van Boxel-Dezaire

 

THE 2010 INAUGURAL THE SIDNEY & JOAN PESTKA GRADUATE AWARD:

Seth G Thacker

Seymour Milstein in Geneva, Joan Pestka in foreground
Seymour and Vivian Milstein, Sid Pestka
Seymour and Vivian Milstein, Sid and Joan Pestka, Robert Pestka, in Budapest in 1994