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T35/F30 Trainee, Kieran Koch-Laskowski, Ph.D., Advances Obesity Research

Dr. Kieran Koch-Laskowski, currently enrolled in the Combined D.V.M.–Ph.D. Program at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has had aspirations of pursuing veterinary school since childhood. Her innate love of animals and desire to help them steered her toward an undergraduate program at the University of Pennsylvania to earn a B.A. in the biological basis of behavior (neuroscience).

Profile of a Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist and Researcher: Heather Shive, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVP

Since her childhood, Dr. Heather Shive (Figure 1) has been interested in working with animals. This interest, combined with a love of scientific inquiry, led her on the path to becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) who specializes in anatomic pathology, as well as a cancer researcher.

ORIP Diversity Supplement Awards Helped a Young Investigator Advance His Career in Biomedical Research and Will Allow Him to Give Back to His Community

Dr. Corbin Schuster’s interest in biomedical research began during his undergraduate training, when he completed a 10-week internship at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in Bethesda, Maryland. According to Dr. Schuster, after that experience, “My interest in biomedical research—particularly in the study of microorganisms and infectious diseases—just grew.”

Profile of a Promising Environmental Health Scholar: Tracie Baker, D.V.M., Ph.D.

An environmental toxicologist, principal investigator, and director of the Warrior Aquatic, Translational, and Environmental Research (WATER) Laboratory, Dr. Tracie Baker (Figure 1) has long had an interest in studying aquatic animals, an interest that eventually led to toxicology research and the opportunity to lead a Florida Everglades research expedition.

K01 Awardee Studies Innovative Approaches to Induce Protective Immunity Against HIV

Dr. Mauricio Martins has long been fascinated by the complexity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its relevance to public health. “The virus…is able to overcome the most sophisticated defenses in the immune system,” Dr. Martins explained. As an immunologist, he is interested in developing new ways to harness the immune system to eliminate HIV.

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