Lamb Lab Student receives FASEB-MARC Award
Aug 8, 2017 12:00 AM
The Department of Pathology is proud to announce that graduate student Arnulfo Tunon-Ortiz recently completed the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Advanced Course in Immunology through a FASEB-MARC award.
Tunon-Ortiz, who goes by the nickname “Tuna”, received funding through the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)’s Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program to attend the AAI course in Boston, MA in July. Tuna was one of four recipients of the FASEB-MARC award and was recognized for his achievement at the event.
The Advanced Course allowed Tuna to immerse himself in the latest research and techniques in immunology as he enters his second year of graduate study. His aim during the course was to learn as much as possible from some leading researchers in the field, who presented cutting-edge insight into their work.
Tuna comes to Pathology from Neuroscience, and the AAI course provided an additional foundation for him to merge the two threads into his own research. He is currently working in Tracey Lamb lab’s in the department as well.
His unusual moniker, a play on his last name, comes from his background as a competitive swimmer. Tuna’s talent in the pool took him far in the sport, all the way to the Mexican Olympic Trials.
Now that Tuna has moved from the pool into the lab, he is looking forward to finalizing his dissertation topic and progressing toward his degree.