Independent Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award
$15,000 one-year fellowship for meetings, courses, or research expenses
These fellowships are designed to encourage creative and independent research driven by postdoctoral scholars. The fellowships support UCSF postdocs who wish to explore biomedical research directions that are not directly linked to the research interests of their postdoctoral mentor and require the engagement of an additional collaborator or co-mentor. The Call for Proposals for the Independent Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award is announced once a year. Joni has been looking at evolutionary tradeoffs as a way to explain our current sex-biased diseases, specifically at the interface between host defense responses and metabolism in the liver.