2010 Awardees

The Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research is a research grant program for early career investigators with no prior experience in HIV research. Awards were announced at the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Joseph Brown, Ph.D., Mphil
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Environmental health and HIV/AIDS in rural South Africa
Mentor: Charles Van der Horst, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Denise Evans, D.Tech
Clinical HIV Research Unit Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Low-cost monitoring of HIV in resource-limited settings
Mentor: Christopher Mathews, University of California at San Diego

Kelly Lee, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Resolving the core protein skeleton of the HIV Env glycoprotein spike
Mentor: Shiu-Lok Hu, University of Washington

Justine Mintern, Ph.D.
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia
Combating Virus Infection with BST-2
Mentor: Bali Pulendran, Emory University

Bradley Nilsson, MS, Ph.D
University of Rochester
Probing the Structure and Function of Semen Enhancer of HIV Infection
Mentor: Stephen Dewhurst, University of Rochester

Clovis Palmer, Ph.D.
Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Novel approaches to study T cell metabolic dysfunction and immune response during HIV infection
Mentor: Joseph Mike McCune, University of California at San Francisco

Manu Platt, Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Cardiovascular Disease & HIV-1: Vascular Biomechanics and Remodeling
Mentor: Roy Sutliff, Emory University

Isabel Sada-Ovalle, MD, MSc, Ph.D.
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico City
A novel pathway to induce killing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in HIV+ patients
Mentor: Marylyn M. Addo, Ragon Institute, MIT, and Harvard

Amit Singh, Ph.D.
International Center For Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi
Measuring intracellular redox potential of HIV-1 infected macrophages
Mentors: Rafi Ahmed and Rama Amara Rao, Emory University

Kim A. Woodrow, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Multifunctional nanoparticles as a combination microbicide to prevent mucosal transmission of HIV
Mentors: Florian Hladik and Patrick Stayton, University of Washington; Julie McElrath, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center