Antunes Fernandes awarded Pew Latin American Fellowship

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Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
June 18, 2024
Krist Antunes Fernandes, postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Ai Ing Lim

Postdoctoral researcher Krist Antunes Fernandes, in the laboratory of Ai Ing Lim, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University.

The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced the 2024 class of the Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences, and Krist Antunes Fernandes, postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Ai Ing Lim, is among of the awardees. According to the award announcement, "Antunes Fernandes will study how eradication of parasitic infections has shaped the immune system, especially during pregnancy, and fostered the development of asthma and respiratory infections."

The 10 postdoctoral fellows from six Latin American countries—Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru—will receive two years of funding to conduct research in laboratories across the United States. They will work under the mentorship of prominent biomedical scientists, including alumni from the Latin American fellows program and the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.

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“Biomedical research is a global effort, and collaborations that bring together different personal perspectives across scientific disciplines are key to making meaningful change,” said Eva Nogales, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and chair of the program’s national advisory committee. “I’m thrilled to welcome this year’s class, a group of exceptional Latin American scientists with immense talent. Their research in top labs will help pave the way for scientific discovery that can benefit human health across the globe.”

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