Research Training News offers readers an insight into the intramural research training experience and the possibilities this experience can open. Learn about NIAID trainees’ research, their goals, achievements, inspirational moments, and more.
December 7, 2022
The NIAID 16th Annual Fellows Workshop is officially in the record books, honoring the NIAID 2022 Outstanding Mentor, hosting talks from leaders in the fields of cancer immunology and scientific journalism, and providing a platform for 81 NIAID fellows to present their research in oral presentations and short talks. In this article, we provide a brief recap of the event organization, the speakers, and the winners for best talks.
December 5, 2022
The "Alumni Connections" series highlights NIAID fellows who have taken the next step on their academic path. Read this interview with Samuel Chauvin to learn about his experience as a postbac in the Molecular Development of the Immune System Section of the Laboratory of Immune System Biology and how he made his decision to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in the University of Pennsylvania's Immunology Program.
October 31, 2022
NIAID fellows recently completed the 2022 NIAID Grant Writing Training and Mentoring Program, offered by the NIAID Office of Research Training and Development (ORTD). This course, which ran from March to September, was presented by experienced grant writers and reviewers. More than simple passive instruction, the course digs deep into the grant writing skill set, empowering participants to receive mentoring and guidance as they write real grants and fellowship applications. In this article, we share a few underlying tips that guide our philosophy on grant writing training.
October 31, 2022
Introducing the 2022 Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) fellows who began their postbac training in June 2022. INRO is an initiative to promote biomedical research training in populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and those dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion. Read about the unique experiences that led the 2022 cohort to pursue postbac research training at NIAID.
October 3, 2022
Zarna Pala, Ph.D., is a visiting fellow in the final days of her postdoc time in the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research. As she gets ready to depart for an exciting next step in her career, Dr. Pala looks back with a reflective article about her top 10 pieces of advice for succeeding in your postdoc.
October 3, 2022
The "Alumni Connections" series highlights NIAID fellows who have taken the next step on their academic path. This interview focuses on a former NIAID postbac who transitioned to a graduate program in 2021. Ms. Jessica Chen was a postbac in the RNA Viruses Section in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard Medical School. Read this interview with Jessica to learn about her journey from NIAID to graduate school.
September 2, 2022
The NIAID Postdoc Spotlight Series was held virtually in 2022 to provide NIAID postbacs with the opportunity to learn about the outstanding research conducted by NIAID Postdocs. The postdocs selected for these talks come from various research areas with the aim of highlighting the scope of NIAID research. This summer's speakers included Ai Ing Lim, PhD., Sila Ataca, Ph.D., Kyle O'Donnell, Ph.D., and Guney Boso, Ph.D.
August 15, 2022
Team members from the NIAID Office of Research Training and Development (ORTD) recently visited Rocky Mountain Laboratories, a beautiful NIAID research campus located in Hamilton, Montana. A notable highlight of the trip was found while meeting with the leaders of the Rocky Mountain Fellows Organization (RFO).
August 2, 2022
Postbac Eric Bohrnsen, highlights his collaborative experiences and research while working in the Immunity to Pulmonary Pathogens Section of the Laboratory of Bacteriology (LB) at the NIAID Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana.
July 19, 2022
Occurring virtually over two days, November 17 and 18, 2022, the workshop will provide a platform for NIAID trainees to share their work and learn about the broad science conducted within the Institute. The agenda will feature work from a prominent cancer immunologist, a reporter who covers leading scientific issues, the NIAID Outstanding Mentor awardee, and scores of talented NIAID fellows.
July 1, 2022
Chloe Adrienna Talana is a second year postbac in the Virology Core Section of the Virology Laboratory at the Vaccine Research Center (VRC). Read this interview about Chloe's research as part of a collaborative lab into SARS-CoV-2 variants and her work on HIV-1 treatment antibodies.
June 15, 2022
Read how Gayatri Subramanian, Ph.D., a visiting fellow from the Innate Immunity and Pathogenesis Section of the Laboratory of Virology at Rocky Mountain Laboratories, represents NIAID at the 2022 NIH Three-minute Talk (TmT) Competition, which celebrates NIH fellows' research and highlights the importance of efficient communication.
June 6, 2022
NIAID Postbac Lila Berle, highlights four of the presentations from the the 2022 NIH Postbac Poster Days. The virtual platform emulated the experience of attending in-person presentations, as both trainees and judges bounced between rooms to visit the posters of NIH postbacs describing the research they've been working on all year.
May 17, 2022
In this article from our "Rising Research" series, read about NIAID research fellow Yikun Yao, Ph.D., who in his recent Cell paper, describes how sialylation determines the integrity of the gut mucus barrier and its maintenance of gastrointestinal (GI) homeostasis.
May 3, 2022
Read the latest edition of "Let's Talk" where NIAID postbac Page Murray recaps the insights and career advice shared by the panelists at the March 2022 Global Health Career Panel, hosted by the NIAID Research Training and Development Series.
April 20, 2022
In this "Alumni Connections" article, catch up with Kristin Lane, M.S., Ph.D., a former postdoc in the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research (LMVR), now an assistant professor of molecular microbiology and biochemistry at Idaho State University, and recipient of the NIAID New Innovator Award.
April 5, 2022
Davis Garner is a current postbac in the Inflammation Biology Section of the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology under the supervision of Joshua Farber, M.D. Davis speaks about his experience of successfully reapplying to graduate school and everything that comes with this journey faced by many postbacs.
April 5, 2022
Read the interview with Haley DeMers, Ph.D., RBP, Biosafety Laboratory Manager, Cape Fox Facilities Services supporting Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana.
March 15, 2022
By Megan Bohn, Ph.D., NIAID Predoctoral, Postdoctoral, and Visiting Fellows Program Coordinator Spring is almost here, and with it comes new beginnings and planning for the year ahead. It is during this season that many faculty search committees are taking form at academic institutions across the country. Readying to launch national searches for the next batch of new assistant professors, these
March 1, 2022
This interview follows Seth Judson, M.D., from postbac in the Virus Ecology Section of the Laboratory of Virology at Rocky Mountain Laboratories under the supervision of Vincent Munster, Ph.D. to doctorate of medicine from David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Judson is currently an internal medicine resident at the University of Washington Medical Center where he works on globally emerging zoonotic diseases and pandemic preparedness.
March 1, 2022
Benjamin Crews is a postbac in the RML Microscopy Unit of the Research Technologies Branch (RTB) located at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana, where he works under the supervision of Elizabeth Fischer, M.A. Read about Ben's unique experience as a postbac in RTB.
February 15, 2022
We spoke with two NIAID fellows, Cara DeAngelis, Ph.D., and Leanne Low, Ph.D., who leveraged their postdoctoral training to develop their leadership abilities while exploring potential careers. Both active members of the NIH fellows community, they held leadership roles throughout their postdocs that took them on paths of self-discovery and professional development that led directly to satisfying career advancements.
February 1, 2022
Introducing the 2021 Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) fellows who began their postbac training in June 2021. INRO is an initiative to promote biomedical research training in populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and those dedicated to the promotion of diversity and inclusion. Read about the unique experiences that led the 2021 cohort to pursue postbac research training at NIAID.
January 27, 2022
John Shannon is part of the Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program (OxCam) where he is completing his Ph.D. research between the department of pathology at the University of Cambridge and the NIAID Laboratory of Clinical Immunology & Microbiology. Read more about John's graduate experience at NIAID and his recent award.
January 18, 2022
The NIAID 15th Annual Fellows Workshop took place on December 9 and 10 as the final training event of year, featuring the promising research conducted by NIAID fellows over the course of 2021, a hopeful sendoff for a challenging year.