Cristea named a 2015 Mallinckrodt Scholar

Monday, Jun 22, 2015

The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation, which supports early stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease, has named Ileana Cristea as a 2015 Mallinckrodt Scholar. Cristea, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Biology, was chosen for her work on uncovering mechanisms of nuclear viral DNA sensing in mammalian immunity. The goal of her project is to determine how mammalian cells recognize and elicit immune signals in response to nuclear-replicating DNA viruses, which will lead to novel antiviral therapeutic strategies.