U-M researcher among 22 new Pew Scholars

PHILADELPHIA–The Pew Charitable Trusts announced 22 researchers who have been selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the biomedical sciences. These early-career scientists will receive four years of funding to explore some of the most pressing questions in human health and medicine.

“Pew believes that supporting promising early-career researchers is key to scientific innovation, and for nearly 40 years our scholars have helped change the world—creating lifesaving therapies and responding to emerging health crises around the globe,” said Donna Frisby-Greenwood, Pew’s senior vice president for Philadelphia and scientific advancement. “This class of Pew scholars is no different. We are proud to support these scientists and look forward to watching where their research takes them.”

The 2024 class of scholars, all early-career junior faculty, join a community of more than 1,000 scientists who have received awards from Pew since 1985. Current scholars have opportunities to meet annually with fellow Pew-funded scientists to build connections and exchange ideas across a wide variety of disciplines.

Scholars were chosen from 198 applicants nominated by leading academic institutions and researchers across the United States. This year’s class includes scientists who are examining the neural mechanisms that guide learning, investigating the ins and outs of the human genome, and exploring how metabolic changes fuel antibiotic resistance.

Among the winners is Longhua Guo, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Michigan. His research centers on the molecular and cellular processes that reverse tissue aging.

More at www.pewtrusts.org .

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