Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and
Awards in Basic and Clinical Virology
The Dr. Norman P. Salzman Memorial Fund was established in 1999 to present the annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Awards in Basic and Clinical Virology to outstanding postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and postbaccalaureate trainees working in intramural laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Fort Detrick Laboratories, LEIDOS, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or Uniformed Services University of the Health Services (USUHS). The Symposium and Awards are hosted by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the NIH Virology Interest Group and the Salzman Organizing Committee. The symposium highlights current research of eminent extramural and NIH intramural virologists.
The Fund was established by Dr. Salzman’s family, colleagues and friends to remember the legacy of this noted pioneer in molecular biology and respected member of the NIH research community. Dr. Salzman's career spanned 40 years in virology research and he was among the first to characterize viral mRNAs and to visualize replicating viral DNA. Dr. Salzman’s achievements in virology are paralleled by the recognition that his laboratory was a training ground for many young scientists, several of whom have gone on to become important researchers on an international scale.
The 22nd Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Awards and Symposium in Basic and Clinical Virology will take place virtually on Monday, November 9, 2020.
This is the top annual virology meeting at the NIH, with renowned invited speakers and a competition for outstanding research in virology among intramural NIH/FDA/Fort Detrick Laboratories/LEIDOS/USDA/USUHS postdocs, graduate students and post-bac trainees for the prestigious Salzman Awards.
2020 Application is now open.
Application Deadline: Monday, September 21, 2020, 5:00 PM ET.
2020 Application: Norman P. Salzman Memorial Awards in Basic and Clinical Virology
2020 Award Selection Criteria
Speakers and Topics:
The 2020 Keynote speaker is:
Rino Rappuoli, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist and Head External R&D
Other speakers include:
Jesse Bloom, Ph.D.
Basic Sciences Division and Public Health Sciences Division
Rebecca Dutch, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
Richard Kuhn, Ph.D.
The Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor in Science
Department of Biological Sciences
Krenicki Family Director
Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease
David Wang, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Susan R. Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology
Co-Director, Penn Center for Research on Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Platforms
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
This year's Tribute speaker is:
Marshall Bloom, M.D.
Associate Director for Science Management
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Chief, Biology of Vector-Borne Viruses Section
2020 Organizing Committee
· Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Ph.D. - Chair (NHLBI)
· Paolo Lusso, M.D., Ph.D. - Co-Chair (NIAID)
· Joseph Marcotrigiano, Ph.D. (NIAID)
· Gabriel Parra, Ph.D. (FDA)
· Alan Rein, Ph.D. (NCI)
· Lenore Salzman - Founder
· Recognize research contributors in virology by presenting the annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Awards in Basic and Clinical Virology to two outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Students and Postbaccalaureate Trainees working in the field of virology within the intramural laboratories at NIH, FDA, Fort Detrick Laboratories, LEIDOS, USDA or USUHS.
· Share advancements in virology to honor Dr. Salzman's 40-year career in virology research and his accomplishments in mentoring of young scientists.
Results & Accomplishments:
2019 Salzman Award Recipient:
Dr. Matthias Lingemann, Ph.D., from the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID, in November 2019. Read the program here.
Dr. Matthias Lingemann, Ph.D., Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID
Dr. Lingemann received his BSc degree in Biology in 2011 from the University Wuerzburg in Germany and his MSc (2013) and PhD (2019) from the Technical University Braunschweig in Germany. He performed his MSc and PhD dissertation research under the supervision of Dr. Peter L. Collins through the NIH Graduate Partnership Program. Dr. Lingemann’s dissertation research focused on virus-host interactions of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) during viral entry and developed live-attenuated HPIV-based vaccine candidates against Ebola virus.
During his graduate studies, Dr. Lingemann published 9 papers with 3 first-author publications. In addition, Dr. Lingemann is an inventor on an US patent application. After receiving his PhD degree in April 2019, he joined the Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID, NIH to study Flaviviruses and to contribute to the development of Flavivirus vaccines.
Salzman Award Recipients:
2018: Dr. Marianita Santiana, Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Dynamics, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
2017: Davide Angeletti, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, and Tuoqi Wu, National Human Genome Research Institute
2016: Ashley Moseman, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
2015: Christina Guzzo, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Elisavet Serti, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
2014: Darryl Falzarano, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories
2013: Rachel Schowalter, National Cancer Institute
2012: Jason McLellan, VRC, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
2011: Tobias Paprotka, National Cancer Institute Frederick
2010: Silvia Kang, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
2009: Yu Liang, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
2008: Alberto Bartesaghi, National Cancer Institute
2007: Adriano Boasso, National Cancer Institute, with Special Recognition of Audray Harris, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
2006: Christopher Buck, National Cancer Institute
2005: Yamina Bennasser, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
2004: Jason Brenchley, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
2003: Kay Grünewald, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
2002: Sonja Best, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories
2001: Alonzo Garcia, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
2000: Herman Edskes, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
1999: Joanna Shisler, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases