Coers Receives 2011 ICAAC Young Investigator Award

May 17, 2011

Durham, N.C. –Durham, N.C. — Jörn Coers, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center, was selected by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) to receive the 2011 ICAAC Young Investigator Award. Supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck, U.S. Human Health Division, since 1983, the ICAAC Young Investigator Awards recognize and reward early career scientists for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious diseases.

Coers has demonstrated outstanding creativity in the study of mouse genetics to study hematopoietic and infectious diseases and will be recognized during the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), which will take place in Chicago from September 17–20, 2011.