The objective of the NICHD FRIA is to encourage investigators in the Division of Intramural Research to recruit a diverse group of individuals, including those from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, for potential postdoctoral fellowship appointments in NICHD laboratories. The awards are made to PIs who are strong scientists and exhibit superior mentoring ability, as well as a demonstrated commitment to the career development and academic progress of their fellows.
Dr. Gisela “Gigi” Storz has been awarded the 2020 FRIA award for her recruitment of Dr. Aisha Burton. Dr. Burton studies the regulatory roles of small proteins on two component systems in E. coli. Read below to learn more about Dr. Aisha Burton and the most important lesson she has learned from her NICHD mentor, Dr. Storz.
Photo courtesy of Aisha Burton
NICHD advisor: Dr. Gisela Storz
Graduate school: Indiana University
Specialty interests: molecular biology
Hobbies: yoga, bike riding, reading