April Research Spotlight on Lydia Contreras

Contreras has received several academic, teaching and service awards including a New York City’s Mayor Award for community service, NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, NSF IGERT Fellowship in Mathematical Nonlinear Systems, and a Merck Engineering and Technology Fellowship Award. Most recently, she was named a Department of Thrust Reduction Agency (DTRA) Young Investigator (2011-1013), an Innovative Early-Career Frontiers of Engineering Educator (by the National Academy of Engineering) (2011), and a Keystone Symposia Fellow on Molecular and Cellular Biology (2011-2012).  Read our interview with Lydia Contreras.