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ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars Program
Marylou Ingram Scholars Program

The ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars Program (IMISP) is a five-year leadership development program designed to enhance the scientific and leadership experiences of young scientists operating in the broad field of cytometry, to increase the quality of science and to develop the next generation of future ISAC leaders.

The IMISP was first developed in 2006 as the ISAC Scholars Program to support the career development of young scientists with significant research achievements, contributions to the flow cytometry field, and demonstrated leadership potential.

The IMISP is foremost a community of approximately 25 cytometrists at similar stages in their careers. It provides leadership training, mentorship with another ISAC member, presentation opportunities, a complimentary membership in the Society, a subscription to Cytometry Part A, complimentary registration and partial travel funds to attend the annual CYTO conferences, eligibility for collaboration/training funding, and other valuable professional development activities.

Currently, many current and former Scholars are successful researchers and active members of ISAC's committees, task forces, and Council, as well as active participants in CYTO.

Individuals who have received their relevant doctoral degree within eight years of the date of the application are eligible to apply. These requirements may be waived in exceptional circumstances to be evaluated on an individual basis.


-Current Marylou Ingram Scholars-
Lara Gibellini
Assistant Professor
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Modena, Italy
Felix Marsh-Wakefield
Research Associate
University Of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Paula Niewold
Postdoctoral Researcher
Leiden University Medical Centre
Leiden, Netherlands
David Woods
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO, USA
Jakob Zimmermann
Gastroenterology and Mucosal Immunology Group, Dept. for Biomedical Research, University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland
André Görgens
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Unit for Cell and Gene Therapy Research
Stockholm, Sweden
Thomas Liechti
Postdoctoral Researcher
ImmunoTechnology Section, Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
Fabienne Lucas
Clinical Pathology Resident
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
Helen McGuire
Research Fellow
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Joshua Welsh
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
Translational Nanobiology Lab, Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD, USA
Dominic Jenner
Senior Scientist
Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
Salisbury, UK
Orla Maguire
Senior Flow Cytometry Specialist
Dept. of Flow and Image Cytometry, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Buffalo, NY, USA
Peng Qiu
Associate Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA
Aaron Tyznik
Staff Scientist
BD Sciences
San Diego, CA, USA
Sofie Van Gassen
Postdoctoral Researcher
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research
Ghent, Belgium
Thomas Myles Ashhurst
High-Dimensional Cytometry Specialist
Sydney Cytometry Core Facility and Discipline of Pathology
Sydney, Australia
Kanutte Huse
Research Scientist
Oslo University Hospital
Oslo, Norway
Florian Mair
Research Associate Cytometry Specialist
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Henrik Mei
Scientific Head of Mass Cytometry
German Rheumatism Research Center (DRFZ), a Leibniz Institute
Berlin, Germany
Nao Nitta
Founder & President
Tokyo, Japan
Sara De Biasi
Post Doc
Department of Surgery, Medicine, Odontoiatrics and Morphological Sciences
Modena, Italy
Matthew Linden
Associate Professor of Haematology
University of Western Australia
Nedlands, Australia
Jakub Nedbal
Product Development Lead
Photon Force
Edinburgh, Scotland
Yvan Saeys
Associate Professor
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium
Matthew Saunders
Senior Research Scientist
Lectenz Bio
San Diego, CA
Emeritus Marylou Ingram Scholars

Term Name Organization Country
2015-2019 Greg Finak Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States
2015-2019 Pia Kvistborg Netherlands Cancer Institute The Netherlands
2015-2019 Elisa Nemes South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative South Africa
2015-2019 Raluca Niesner German Arthritis Research Center Germany
2015-2019 Josef Spidlen BD Life Sciences United States
2014-2018 Jessica Houston New Mexico State University United States
2014-2018 Xu Huang University of Glasgow Scotland
2014-2018 Hervé Luche Centre for Immunophenomics (CIPHE) France
2014-2018 Yolanda Mahnke Mahnke Cytometry Consulting United States
2014-2018 Carolina Wählby Center for Image Analysis, Uppsala University Sweden
2013-2017 Michael Halter National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) United States
2013-2017 Er Liu La Jolla Bio-engineering Institute United States
2013-2017 Yiqing Lu Macquarie University Australia
2013-2017 Frank Alexander Schildberg University Hospital Bonn Germany
2013-2017 Joseph Tario, Jr. Roswell Park Cancer Institute United States
2012-2016 Nima Aghaeepour Stanford University United States
2012-2016 Pratip Chattopadhyay NYU-Langone Medical Center United States
2012-2016 Sung Hwan Cho NanoSort Inco United States
2012-2016 Anis Larbi Singapore Immunology Network Singapore
2012-2016 Enrico Lugli Unit of Clinical and Experimental Immunology Italy
2012-2016 Bruno Paredes Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho Brazil
2012-2016 Kasia Piwocka Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Poland
2012-2016 Gergely Toldi Semmelweis University Hungary
2012-2016 Qianjun Zhang Emerald Biotech United States
2012-2016 Michael Zordan iCyt United States
2011-2015 Donat Alpar The Institute of Cancer Research - London United Kingdom
2011-2015 Kewal Asosingh Cleveland Clinic United States
2011-2015 Alfonso Blanco-Fernandez University College Dublin Ireland
2011-2015 Brian Grimberg Case Western Reserve University United States
2011-2015 Tomas Kalina Charles University in Prague Czech Republic
2008-2012 Laura Adang Univ of Virginia-Intrnl Med & Microb United States
2008-2012 Tytus Berna University of Silesia Poland
2008-2012 Estelle Glory Carnegie Mellon University United States
2008-2012 Andrea Holme National University Medical Institute Singapore
2008-2012 Dayong Jin University of Technology Sydney, Australia Australia
2008-2012 Silas Leavesley University of Alabama United States
2007-2011 Zaha Al-makhlafi King Faisal Specialist Hospital Saudia Arabia
2007-2011 Alireza Ardjmand Ghahestani Tehran University of Medical Science Iran
2007-2011 Zoe Cohen University of Arizona United States
2007-2011 Ji-Fan Hu University of Iowa United States
2007-2011 Sach Jayasinghe Prince Henry's Institution Australia
2007-2011 Michael Lewis University of Vermont United States
2006-2010 Ryan Brinkman Terry Fox Lab Canada
2006-2010 Dario Coletti University of Rome la Sapienza Italy
2006-2010 Dominik Lenz University of Freiburg Germany
2006-2010 Claudio Panzarella ENEA Research Ctr CASACCIA Italy
2006-2010 Reiner Schulte German Primate Center Germany
2006-2010 Lori Yang Lectenz Bio United States