Three Faculty Named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellows

February 21, 2012

By Kim McDonald

Three faculty members in the Division of Biological Sciences—Ananda Goldrath, David Traver and Elina Zuniga—have been named Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellows. They will each receive research awards of up to $110,000 per year from the society over the next five years.

Goldrath received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School, where she was the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-Irvington Fellow. She is also a Pew Scholar.

Traver received his Ph.D. in immunology from Stanford University, where he received the McDevitt Prize for best thesis. He then completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard University as a fellow of the Irvington Institute. Since joining UCSD in 2004, he has received a Young Investigator Award from the Beckman Foundation, a Scholar Award from the American Society of Hematology and a New Faculty Award from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Zuniga received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina and her thesis received the international Development Cooperation Prize. She conducted postdoctoral research at The Scripps Research Institute where she was a Pew Fellow and Antorchas Foundation Fellow. After joining UCSD in 2007 she received a Hellman Foundation Scholar Award and The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Sciences.