Cesar De Leon has been selected as Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Hanna Gray Fellow. He joins 13 other outstanding early career scientists from around the country who were awarded this honor.
De Leon joined the Craig Crews laboratory as a postdoctoral associate after completing his Ph.D. at University of Southern California. “My current research is focused on novel molecules for preventing or halting neurodegeneration. I am fascinated by the arsenal of defenses that human immune and non-immune cells have to combat microbial infections. Through the generous support of HHMI, I will investigate the possibility of chemically exploiting these defense pathways to develop novel antibiotics,” says De Leon.
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