The Paul T. Englund Emerging Scholars Award recognizes emerging scholars who have demonstrated potential to forge tomorrow’s scientific breakthroughs and to promote a creative, diverse, and inclusive future in biochemical research. Applicants at the postdoctoral or assistant professor level are invited in all areas of mechanistic biology. Applications are evaluated on both demonstrated scientific contributions and potential for future impact on the field.
Awardees are recognized and invited to present an Award Seminar at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the spring and receive an honorarium.
|The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Biological Chemistry’s “The Paul T. Englund Emerging Scholars” program was named a 2023 INSIGHT Into Diversity Inspiring Program in STEM.
2022-2023 Awardees and Seminar Dates
Tuesday April 11th, 2023
Big roles for tiny peptides in vertebrate development
Valerie Tornini, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, Yale University SOM, Dept. Genetics, lab of Antonio Giraldez
Tuesday May 9th, 2023
High-order olfactory sensory preconditioning in a fly brain
Isaac Cervantes-Sandoval, PhD, Asst. Prof. Dept. Biology, Georgetown University
Tuesday May 30th, 2023
Human Microbiome Battlegrounds: How Anaerobic Pathogens Strive for a Competitive Advantage
Lindsey Richelle Fernandez Backman, PhD., Fellow Whitehead Institute
Tuesday September 12th, 2023
Dietary lipids as modulators of gut microbiome function
Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, Asst. Prof. Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
Sabrina Absalon, PhD, Asst. Professor, Dept. Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Courtney Ellison, PhD, Asst. Professor, Dept. Microbiology, University of Georgia
Anupama Hemalatha, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Genetics, Yale
Advisor: Prof. Valentina Greco
Florentina Rutaganira, PhD, Asst. Professor, Dept. Biochemistry and Developmental Biology, Stanford University
Now closed for the 2023-2024 cycle.
The application process is streamlined:
Submit an NIH Biosketch and a statement (300 words max) highlighting the impact of your research program on the future of the broadly-defined field of Biological Chemistry, including a description of your past and planned contributions to both scientific discovery and to creating a diverse and inclusive future in science (300 words or less)
Eligibility: Postdoctoral or early career assistant professor level applicants in all areas of mechanistic biology are eligible. Johns Hopkins postdoctoral fellows are eligible. If you are already a faculty member at Johns Hopkins, you are not eligible.
We strongly encourage individuals from historically excluded groups in science to apply.