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Belkaid Wins FNIH’s Lurie Prize

Dr. Yasmine Belkaid

Dr. Yasmine Belkaid

The Foundation for the NIH has named NIAID’s Dr. Yasmine Belkaid the winner of the $100,000 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences for outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. Belkaid, the award’s seventh honoree, is being recognized for blazing a trail in understanding the microbiome’s significant role in immune regulation. FNIH awards the Lurie Prize annually to recognize pioneering work by scientists early in their careers. Belkaid, who is director of the Microbiome Program and chief of the metaorganism immunity section in the Laboratory of Immune System Biology and an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will be presented with the prize at the FNIH Award Ceremony on May 22 in Washington, D.C. 

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