23 March 2016
2015 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow, Dr Si Ming Man, has been recognised by his peers for his career promise in immunology, for the work he has been doing as a postdoctoral fellow at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in America.
Si Ming is one of six trainees who will be presented with the 2016 AAI-Thermo Fisher Trainee Achievement Award by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) at the Immunology 2016 conference in Seattle in May. He is the third postdoctoral fellow from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to have been recognised with this award in 20 years (the award was first established in 1997).
The award recognises promising trainees in the field of immunology with selection based on career promise and presentation of an outstanding first-author abstract. Si Ming’s abstract on his paper “Guanylate-binding proteins and other interferon-inducible proteins are essential for the activation of the inflammasomes” will also see him co-chairing a conference symposium on ‘Inflammasomes’.
The AAI is the largest and most prestigious association of immunologists in the world and has over 7,700 members from 69 countries.
Si Ming was awarded the Frank Fenner Early Career Fellowship by the NHMRC last year. He is a postdoctoral fellow in one of the leading labs in the field of innate immunity at St. Jude’s in Memphis.