Congratulations to the following NICHD graduates who completed the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) last year:
Dr. Emma Elizabeth Condy graduated from Virginia Tech under the supervision of Dr. Bruce Friedman, with NICHD advisor Dr. Amir Gandjbakhche.
Doctoral thesis work: “Examining the Neurovisceral Integration Model through fNIRS.”
Dr. Rogers Alberto Nahui Palomino graduated from the University of Bologna under the supervision of Dr. Beatrice Vitali, with NICHD advisor Dr. Leonid Margolis. He is continuing his work at the NICHD as a postdoctoral fellow in the Margolis lab and currently studies the protective mechanisms of Vaginal Lactobacillus, isolated from healthy women, against HIV-1 infection in human cervico-vaginal and lymphoid tissues ex vivo.
Doctoral thesis work: “Therapeutic Potential of Vaginal Lactobacilli for Women’s Health: Interaction with Pathogens and Epithelium Cells.”