FACULTY AWARD: Korennykh receives early-career award for infectious-disease research
Alexei Korennykh, a Princeton University assistant professor of molecular biology, was selected for a 2014 Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant-professor level in the study of pathogenesis with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology. The award is intended to help researchers shed light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the private Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to advance the biomedical sciences by supporting research, particularly by early-career scientists and in lesser-known or fledgling biomedical fields.