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Assistant Professor Emily Troemel Awarded with Packard Fellowship for Science & Engineering

November 4, 2010

By Kim McDonald

Emily Troemel

Emily Troemel

Emily Troemel, an assistant professor of biology, has been named a recipient of a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, one of 17 faculty members nationwide to have been selected for the honor this year. Each fellow will receive an unrestricted research grant of $875,000 over five years from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. Troemel was awarded the fellowship to study microsporidia pathogens-intracellular fungal pathogens that cause serious disease in agricultural and medical settings-and to provide molecular insights that will have significant impact on how to control them, as well as many other kinds of pathogenic microbes.

The 2010 Packard Foundation fellows were nominated by presidents of 50 universities that participate in the Packard Fellowship program. The 100 nominations were reviewed by the Fellowship Advisory Panel, a group of nationally recognized scientists, which then recommended 17 Fellows for approval by the Packard Foundation Board of Trustees. More information on this year's winners can be found at the Packard Foundation.