Lim named 2024 Searle Scholar

June 6, 2024

Assistant Professor Ai Ing Lim has been named a 2024 Searle Scholars Program Awardee for her research focused on, "deciphering the role of maternal helminth partnerships in offspring immune fitness." The Lim Lab works to understand maternal-offspring immune crosstalk.

Applicants must be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences and must be in their first or second year of their first tenure-track assistant professor position. Each receives an award of $300,000 in flexible funding to support their work over the next three years.

“Our Scientific Advisory Board has selected 15 outstanding early career scientists, whose work spans a broad range of disciplines in the biological, chemical and engineering sciences, and that have the potential to change the directions of their fields,” remarked Milan Mrksich, Scientific Director for the Searle Scholars Program.

Professor Lim is in good company! Prior Searle Scholars Program awardees in the Department of Molecular Biology include Frederick Hughson 1995, Stanislav Shvartsman 2003, Danelle Devenport 2013, Ricardo Mallarino 2019, Britt Adamson 2020, and John Brooks 2023.