Contact: Alexander Shtifman
Phone: 617-713-8989
alex...@childrens.harvard.edu

Dr. Allison Bialas is this year's recipient of the Jeffrey Modell Prize for outstanding postdoctoral fellow within the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 

Allison is a 3rd year postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Carroll.  She is studying the underlying mechanisms of neuropsychosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and has identified an important role for microglia in the disease.  Allison received her PhD in Neuroscience at Harvard University, where she trained with Dr. Beth Stevens.

This is the first year the Modell prize was awarded.  Allison's proposal entitled "Understanding CNS Lupus: Can Peripheral Inflammation Promote Synapse Loss?", was selected by the PCMM Scientific Board and was announced at the PCMM retreat this past September.