U of U scientist wins prestigious Pew award, $240k
Updated: 6/16/2012 2:43 pm | Published: 6/16/2012 2:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A University of Utah scientist is one of 22 people nationwide named a 2012 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.
The Pew Charitable Trust announced Thursday that assistant professor of human genetics Nels Elde received the honor. It includes $240,000 for him to pursue his research.
Elde studies the evolutionary conflicts that arise between animal cells and pathogens.
He describes it as a cross between evolutionary and cell biology, and says it could eventually identify new ways to treat malaria, HIV and AIDS.
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