NINDS Researcher Receives Pew Award for Latin Americans
The Pew Charitable Trusts has announced that Dr. Eunice Domínguez-Martín, an NIH postdoctoral fellow, is one of 10 recipients of an award from Pew’s Latin American Fellows Program in Biomedical Sciences.
Every year, the program honors 10 of Latin America’s brightest biomedical researchers for postdoctoral training in the U.S. This includes a $30,000 per year annual salary stipend for 2 years and an additional $70,000 grant for equipment and supplies to recipients who return to Latin America as independent investigators.
Domínguez-Martín works in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Youle, senior investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She is currently conducting pre-clinical research on the role the innate immune system may play in damaging the brain during Parkinson’s disease.
Originally from Mexico, Domínguez-Martín has a bachelor’s degree in basic biomedical research and a master’s degree in biochemistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). In 2018, she earned a joint Ph.D. in biomedical research from UNAM and in molecular biosciences from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. Before joining NIH, Domínguez-Martín primarily studied the chemical reactions behind a cell’s response to stress, including the accumulation of misfolded proteins.