Postdoctoral Researcher wins a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association
Liliang Jin, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Lung Biolgy laboratory at the Department of Pathobiological Sciences won a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association for the amount of $106,000 beginning 07/01/2018.
The fellowship, which includes two years of financial support, provides mentored research training for postdoctoral researchers to inspire careers in cardiovascular- and stroke-related research endeavors. Jin is conducting research on an innate immune molecule (NLRP6 inflammasome) that is linked to host protection against bacterial pneumonia-induced sepsis using a mouse model under the guidance of Samithamby Jeyaseelan (Jey), DVM, PhD.
With the fellowship in hand, Jin believes that his previous research experience in graduate work supplemented with intensive laboratory training in the first two years of postdoctoral training has equipped him with the skills and aptitude required to successfully execute the research goals, write scientific papers, and present findings at national and international conferences.
Jin was a graduate student at the Lung Biology laboratory in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences under the guidance of Samithamby Jeyaseelan (Jey), DVM, PhD with a focus on polymicrobial sepsis. He has published 3 articles from his dissertation in high-impact journals, including the Journal of Immunology and PLOS Pathogens.