The NICHD Office of Education keeps a running list of funding opportunities for fellows—one of which is the Intramural AIDS Research Fellowship. The IARF program, supported by the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE), and the Office of Intramural Research (OIR), aims to recruit graduate students and postdoctoral scientists from a diverse group of disciplines to further cross disciplinary research into HIV and AIDS. During the 2020 IARF funding round, NICHD Graduate Partnership Program (GPP) student Dr. Mor Alkaslasi received one of the coveted IARF awards.
As a member of Dr. Claire Le Pichon’s laboratory, Dr. Alkaslasi uses transcriptomics to study molecular mechanisms of neuronal injury and their roles in neuropathic pain. Read below to learn more about Dr. Alkaslasi, including her thoughts on the importance of interdisciplinary research.
Photo courtesy of Mor Alkaslasi
NICHD advisor: Dr. Claire Le Pichon
Graduate school: Brown University-NIH GPP
Specialty interests: neurodegeneration, neuroimmunology, bioinformatics
Hobbies: reading, hiking, puzzles