JHMRI's Maria Luisa Simões of the Dimopoulos Lab received the first prize of the Young Investigator Award during the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) annual meeting in November 2019. She placed first in both the poster and oral presentation competitions and presented her work on "Suppressing malaria with CRISPR/Cas9 knockout of Anopheles gambiae C-type lectin 4".
Maria Luisa Simões (far right) stands with Young Investigator Award winners and those with honorable mentions. https://www.astmh.org/awards-fellowships-medals/awards-and-honors/young-investigator-award
Photo credits: ML Simões (top) and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene