Michelson Prizes:
Next Generation Grants

Supporting the next generation of innovators in human immunology

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The Human Immunome Project and Michelson Medical Research Foundation award Dr. Noam Auslander, Dr. Jenna Guthmiller, Romain Guyon, and Dr. Brittany Hartwell with the 2022 Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants.

The $150,000 Michelson Prizes are awarded annually to support early-career investigators working to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.

Recipients are selected by a distinguished committee of internationally recognized scientists and represent the next generation of innovators in human immunology and vaccine research. Proposals are chosen based on their innovation and potential to significantly accelerate scientific discoveries for global health challenges. These outstanding scientists comprise the 5th class of Michelson Prize laureates, joining an esteemed group of international researchers charting the future of human health.

This year’s winners will be honored at a virtual award ceremony in collaboration with Keystone Symposia on March 24, 2023, at 8:00 AM PST. To attend, please register here.

Applications for the 2023 Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants will open on April 3, 2023. Register below to get notified when the application portal opens.

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Michelson Prize Winners

Noam Auslander,
Ph.D.

Assistant professor,
the wistar institute

2022

Jenna Guthmiller,
Ph.D.

Assistant professor,
University of colorado

2022

Romain Guyon

Ph.D. Student,
University of oxford

2022

Brittany Hartwell
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

2022

Nicholas Wu
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois

2021

Rong Ma
Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow,
Emory University

2021

Camila Consiglio
Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Karolinska InstituteT

2021

Michael Birnbaum
Ph.D.

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL
ENGINEERING, MIT

2020

Danika Hill
Ph.D.

MONASH UNIVERSITY
AUSTRALIA, MELBOURNE

2020

Kamal Mandal
Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
SAN FRANCISCO

2019

Murad Mamedov
Ph.D.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
SAN FRANCISCO

2019

Avinash Das Sahu
Ph.D.

DANA-FARBER CANCER
INSTITUTE

2019

Laura Mackay
Ph.D.

THE PETER DOHERTY
INSTITUTE

2018

Ansuman Satpathy
M.D., Ph.D.

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINEO

2018