Congratulations to Ebony Gary, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow from the Weiner lab, for receiving the 2021 AAI Trainee Abstract Award from the American Association of Immunology and having her abstract selected for presentation at Virtual Immunology 2021. Gary was also awarded an Underrepresented Minority Travel Award from the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy for the Society’s annual meeting.
At these prestigious conferences, Gary will present her research focused on developing adjuvants to enhance the response to SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in the elderly population, which is the most at risk of severe complications. The lab focuses on the use of biological adjuvants — molecules naturally involved in enhancing the magnitude and breadth of immune responses.
Gary obtained her M.S. and Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology studying DNA vaccines for HIV. When she joined the Weiner lab she expanded her research interest to include developing DNA vaccines for pediatric brain cancer.