Kate Michel has been selected as the 2019 KL2 Scholar!
Dr. Michel was awarded a highly competitive position as a KL2 scholar with the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) in their 9th application cycle.
She will be working as an Instructor of Medicine at Georgetown University will work on “Quantifying immune functionality and crosstalk with the cervicovaginal microbiome among women who naturally control HIV infection”. Kate seeks to understand the complex relationship between mucosal microbiota and the immune system among women living with HIV, to refine HIV therapeutics and prevention as well as improve women’s health. She is mentored by Drs. Seble Kassaye and Dan Merenstein from the DC MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study and the Georgetown University Medical Center; Jacques Ravel at the University of Maryland; Daniel Douek at NIAID and the Vaccine Research Center, and Adam Ratner at New York University.
To learn more about the KL2 award visit: http://www.georgetownhowardctsa.org/education/kl2-scholar-program