UBC’s Carolina Tropini, an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been named as one of fourteen inspiring early-career researchers named across five CIFAR research programs.
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program supports exceptional early-career researchers who show promise to be the research leaders of tomorrow. Through funding and mentorship, the program enables essential network and professional skills development. CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars join CIFAR research programs for 24 months where they collaborate with fellows and inspire new ways to approach the most important questions facing science and humanity.
“We are thrilled about this infusion of talent joining our research programs and our global community,” says Dr. Alan Bernstein, CIFAR President & CEO. “These early career scholars and scientists are among the world’s brightest and most promising leaders of their generation. We are very excited to welcome them as the 2019 class of CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars.”
Carolina Tropini is one of three scholars named in the Humans & the Microbiome CIFAR program. Dr. Tropini summarizes her research as follows: “Our bodies and our surroundings are composed of diverse environments with widely different physical and chemical properties. My laboratory combines cutting-edge experimental and computational techniques to study how these properties affect microbiota.”