BCMM receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund grant

As part of a team of trans-disciplinary researchers, BCMM Director Dr. Sue Lynch, together with partners in the UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi), have been awarded funding from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in research. The Burroughs Wellcome Fund serves and strengthens society by nurturing a diverse group of leaders in biomedical sciences to improve human health through education and powering discovery in frontiers of greatest need.

Funds will be used to support a postdoctoral researcher who identifies as an under-represented minority and is interested in microbiome medicine and prematurity research. The fellow will join a NIH-funded project that examines adverse outcomes among preterm infants. S/he will investigate microbiome functional development and metabolic productivity in early life and its relationship with immune development.

View the PTBi Postdoctoral Transdisciplinary Research Fellowship webpage for more information.