Smith Lab Researcher Mike Khan Receives Predoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Mike Khan on funding of his Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH-NIAID). This 3-year, pre-doctoral fellowship, in the amount of $90,760, is under the sponsorship of Dr. Judith Smith, MD, PhD. His project, “The role of the Unfolded Protein Response in Brucella melitensis replication,” will investigate the mechanism by which Brucella melitensis, an intracellular bacterial pathogen that is the causative agent of Brucellosis, establishes its intracellular niche, in order to increase understanding of the pathogen as well as develop novel therapeutics.