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Alena Markmann, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in infectious diseases has received the American Society for Clinical Investigation’s Young Physician-Scientist Award.

alena-markmann-asci-awardMarkmann focuses her research on using novel sequencing, imaging and viral cloning techniques in order to understand what the neutralizing and protective antibody targets are in polyclonal human sera from individuals infected with dengue and Zika viruses. In addition, she and colleagues are continuing and expanding the work on understanding memory B cell targets of protective antibodies so that they can identify and understand the difference between viral targets in these two immune compartments. This work will help gain insights into critical protective viral immune targets in order to inform successful vaccine design.

Young Physician-Scientist Awards recognize physician-scientists who are early in their first faculty appointment and have made notable achievements in their research.

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