Dear Biochemistry Family,
Please join us in congratulating Matt Gentry, one of the inaugural winners of the Landis award for Outstanding Mentoring from NINDS! Award winners receive $100,000 to support their efforts in advancing the careers of students and postdoctoral fellows in their laboratories.
Nominations for the award are sent from current and/or former trainees. Many of Dr. Gentry’s former trainees noted that he has had a tremendous impact on their lives. Projects are designed specifically with a student’s goals and career desires in mind, including providing appropriate training for those interested in non-research careers. Dr. Gentry creates a detailed mentorship plan with trainees early in their careers that includes developing their own projects and sending students to other labs, both nationally and internationally, when they need to learn specific skills not available in his lab.
"A good mentor is often what inspires young researchers to continue pursuing scientific careers and we are thrilled to support them with this important award," said Walter Koroshetz, M.D., director of NINDS.
To read more about Dr. Gentry and the Landis award, check out this article on UKNow!