Katerina Akassoglou Elected Fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET)

This honor recognizes ASPET’s most distinguished members for their meritorious efforts to advance pharmacology, through their scientific achievements, mentorship, and service to the Society.

Katerina Akassoglou Received the 2022 ISFP Prize

Katerina Akassoglou, PhD received the 2022 ISFP Prize “for outstanding contributions to the field of fibrinolysis and proteolysis” at the 3rd Joint Meeting of the International Society for Fibrinolysis & Proteolysis and the Plasminogen Activation Workshop, held at Caen, France in September, where she delivered the ISFP Prize lecture. Dr. Akassoglou is the first woman to receive the award since its inauguration in 1974.

Andrew Mendiola – Awarded K99

Andrew Mendiola, received a K99 award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for his project “Epigenomic regulation of oxidative stress-producing innate immunity in neuroinflammation.”

The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

Reshmi Tognatta – Awarded AARF Fellowship

Reshmi Tognatta,PhD, has been awarded the AARF for her project “Oligodendroglial-
Vascular Interactions in Alzheimer’s Disease.”

The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship award is intended to support exceptional researchers who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before they have their first independent faculty positions (i.e. Assistant Professor) and working in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioral research. Investigators doing clinically-focused research without clinical practice are encouraged to apply to this AARF program.

Katerina Akassoglou elected lifetime AAAS Fellow

Katerina Akassoglou, PhD, has been elected into the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a lifetime distinction by the world’s largest general scientific society.

“I’m grateful to my lab members and collaborators for their immeasurable contributions to these studies over the past 20 years. Election to AAAS further encourages us to follow our curiosity about how brain diseases start and progress and we look forward to new discoveries contributing to the advancement of science.”

Katerina Akassoglou Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Katerina Akassoglou, PhD, senior investigator at Gladstone Institutes, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI is the highest professional distinction given solely to academic inventors.

“Election to the NAI further encourages us to pursue challenging problems in biology and medicine to develop urgently needed treatments for devastating human diseases.”

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Dr. Katerina Akassoglou, named one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business. To view the full article, click here.

Zhaoqi Yan – BrightFocus Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program Award Recipient

Since 1985, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR) program has awarded nearly $140 million to support promising research in fields ranging from molecular biology to genetics to epidemiology. ADR is currently supporting 133 outstanding biomedical researcher projects.

Elif Sozmen – NMSS-ABF Clinician Scientist Development Award Recipient

The National MS Society and American Brain Foundation  joined forces to support training for young clinicians committed to careers in academic medicine with an emphasis on MS clinical research. The NMSS-ABF MS Clinician-Scientist Development Award supports research for talented clinicians to address problems in MS  with the most current scientific tools.

Mark Petersen – UCSF New Frontier Research ( NFR) Award Recipient

Dr. Petersen has not only been promoted to Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF; he is also the recipient of the UCSF New Frontier Research pilot award to expand his studies on ACVR1 in neurological diseases.

The New Frontier Research (NFR) is part of the UCSF Sandler Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research designed to further biomedical discoveries, encourage new areas of exploration , and support emerging talent.