ECR Grants for LIMS

Dr Emma Grant and PhD candidate Andrea Nguyen from the Gras Lab at La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) have recently been presented with research scholarships.

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) awarded Dr Grant an Early Career Research scholarship.

‘I am humbled to have received this grant in recognition of my work on SARS-CoV-2. The grant will contribute towards consumables and the dissemination of my work at conferences and in scientific journals. Additionally, AINSE is incredibly supportive of working parents, and a portion of these funds will support my carers requirements in the form of child-care fees for my 2-year-old daughter,’ said Dr Grant.

Upon receipt of her Postgraduate Research Award, provided by AINSE in acknowledgement of her work on T cells, COVID-19 and influenza, Ms Nguyen remarked, ‘I am so pleased and grateful to receive the award, providing support for my research on COVID-19 and influenza. This generous award will go a long way in supporting me during the rest of my PhD.’

Emma and Andrea are members of Professor Stephanie Gras’ Lab in LIMS. The Gras lab is focused on three major viruses – influenza, HIV and more recently, SARS-CoV-2.

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) provides pathways and networks for scientific collaboration and facilitates world class research and education across Australia and New Zealand.