MCB Assistant Professor Milligan-McClellan Receives Science Diversity Leadership Award

MCB Assistant Professor Kat Milligan-McClellan has been awarded a Science Diversity Leadership Award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). The award is a result of a partnership between CZI and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Science Diversity Leadership Program. The program aims to recognize and further the leadership of excellent biomedical researchers who — through their outreach, mentoring, teaching, and leadership — have a record of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their scientific fields.

Milligan-McClellan’s project, entitled “Identifying Life Events that Lead to Inflammation in the Host in a Multi-population, Longitudinal Study”, will engage Alaska Native and historically excluded students in science to investigate why the microbiota, which affects inflammation in the host, is different over time and across populations.