Predoctoral trainees Alex Indeglia and Pratik Bhojnagarwala are co-recipients of the annual Monica H. M. Shander Memorial Fellowship Award for outstanding predoctoral research. They were presented the award through a ceremony at Wistar’s last Research in Progress Meeting of 2022.
This prestigious award was established in 1981 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shander in memory of their daughter, former Wistar predoctoral trainee Monica H.M. Shander, and is given annually to a predoctoral trainee who models excellence. It provides support for laboratory supplies and travel funds to help predoctoral trainees continue their research and support their scientific projects.
Conducting research in the Murphy lab, Indeglia is unraveling the role of specific genes in suppressing tumors. Bhojnagarwala is developing novel immunotherapy platforms to treat different types of cancers in the Weiner lab.