Congratulations to the New, 2016 - 2020 ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars!
The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) announces the five scientists who were chosen as 2016-2020 ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars. They are:
• Yvan Saeys, Principal Investigator, Ghent University, Belgium
• Matthew Linden, Associate Professor of Haematology, The University of Western Australia, Australia
• Jakub Nedbal, Post doc, King’s College London, UK
• Matthew Saunders, Research Scientist, Glycosensors and Diagnostics, LLC, USA
• Sara De Biasi, Post doc, University of Modena and Roggio Emilia, Italy
The ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars program is designed to enhance the scientific and leadership experiences of emerging leaders in the field of cytometry. It is a career development program for those under the age of 40 on the date of the application. The program provides opportunities for leadership training, an opportunity to apply for a mentor training opportunity with another Society member, presentation opportunities, financial support for membership in ISAC, as well as other valuable mentoring activities. In addition, ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars are given the opportunity to be an integral part of the Society through committee memberships, advisory boards, the opportunity to review manuscripts submitted to Cytometry, Part A (the official journal of ISAC) and creating educational material to further support the goals of ISAC. Being chosen as an ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholar is an indication that you are recognized for your leadership potential, scientific skills and ability to achieve your career goals.
ISAC recently received a grant from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to support and strengthen the ISAC Scholar Program. As of receipt of the grant and going forward, the ISAC Scholar program shall be known as the ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars Program, and current and future Scholars should refer to themselves as ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars.
Marylou Ingram’s contribution to the field of cytometry spanned nearly 70 years. Dr. Ingram’s distinguished career in academic medicine and research included time as faculty at the University of Rochester, Caltech and the University of Miami; at Los Alamos National Laboratory; and as a consultant to the National Cancer Institute, the FDA, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NASA and other organizations. She was a pioneer in automated cell analysis, played a key role in developing automated cell analysis systems, and was founding director of the Institute for Cell Analysis at the University of Miami. Dr. Ingram spent two of her sabbaticals working directly with Wallace Coulter in the very early days of automated cell analysis, and she regularly interacted with Wallace Coulter as he developed new technologies for analysis. From 1982 to 2013, she was a Senior Research Scientist at the Huntington Medical Research Institute in Pasadena, California. She headed the Tissue Engineering & In Vitro Systems program and led a research program on tumor spheroids with the aim of creating better models for studying tumor growth and drug responsiveness.
One of the ways this grant will be used to support and strengthen the ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars program is by paying for one day of activities for ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars before the start of CYTO, ISAC’s annual Congress. The first ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars day will be on Friday, June 10, 2016.