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Dr. Noam Auslander Wins Michelson Prize

January 31, 2023

The annual award supports early career investigators and their work advancing in the immunology, vaccine, and immunotherapy space.

Noam Auslander, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program of the Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center at The Wistar Institute, was named a Michelson Prize laureate by The Michelson Medical Research Foundation and the Human Immunome Project.

The Michelson Prize: Next Generation Grants are awarded annually to promising early-career investigators with research projects focused on human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research. The awardees are selected by a committee of leading scientific experts from around the world and receive $150,000 to support their innovative science. Auslander is one of four winners that make up the 5th cohort of Michelson Prize awardees.

Auslander and her lab are developing artificial intelligence approaches to detect microbes in cancer and immune diseases. This work provides important insight into immune responses of patients to disease and disease outcomes – ultimately impacting the creation of vaccines and immunotherapies.