Nels C. Elde, Ph.D., studies evolutionary conflicts of cells and pathogens
(SALT LAKE CITY)—A University of Utah assistant professor of human genetics who studies the evolutionary conflicts that arise between animal cells and pathogens has been named a 2012 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.
Nels C. Elde, Ph.D., is one of just 22 scientists nationwide to receive the honor, the Pew Charitable Trusts announced on Thursday, June 14, 2012. The scholarship comes with an award of $240,000 ($60,000 annually for four years) for Elde to pursue his research. Rebecca W. Rimel, president and CEO of the Pew Charitable Trusts, said the Pew Scholar funding helps back some of the nation’s most promising young scientists at a time when research dollars are hard to come by…(click to read rest of article)