Professor Ananda W. Goldrath named 2007 Pew Scholar

JUNE 19, 2007

By Kim McDonald

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Assistant Professor Ananda W. Goldrath has been named one of 20 exceptional researchers who were selected as 2007 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. As a Pew Scholar, each scientist will receive a $240,000 award over four years to help support his or her research, as well as gain inclusion into a unique community of scientists that encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas. The program is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts through a grant to UC San Francisco.

Dr. Goldrath plans to use her award to understand the molecular mechanisms that underlie immunological memory. Her work could lead to the formulation of vaccines that induce an optimal immune response.

"The Pew Scholars are among America's finest biomedical research entrepreneurs. They seek out and mine unexpected leads in a quest for knowledge that may one day lead to new medical treatments and save lives," said Rebecca W. Rimel, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pew Charitable Trusts. "Pew is honored to invest in these great minds, and to provide financial and professional support as they pursue their pioneering breakthroughs."