PhD Student Alexis Stoorza Recieves NIH-T32 Fellowship
June 20, 2023
Medicinal Chemistry congratulates PhD student Alexis Stoorza on being awarded a highly competitive NIH-T32 fellowship! The NIH-T32 fellowship is also known as the Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award.
The training program enables institutions to recruit individuals for predoctoral and postdoctoral research training in specified shortage areas. The goal of this program is to prepare qualified trainees for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the nation.
Alexis works in Dr. Adam Duerfeldt's lab, and her project will focus on more precisely defining the binding mode and selectivity of the lab's CpxA inhibitors.
"I am so honored to accept this fellowship and to become a trainee of the NIH Chemistry Biology Interface Training Grant," Stoorza commented.
"This interdisciplinary training allows an opportunity for me to advance both my research skills and professional skills, which I am grateful for. I am excited to begin a new collaboration with the Carlson Lab focusing on CpxA inhibitors as antivirulent therapies against multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria."