RECENT AWARDS:

In August of 2010, Dr. Michael Bevan was awarded the Novartis
Prize for Basic Immunology at the 16th Annual International Congress of Immunology
in Kobe, Japan. The prize was awarded for his research on T-cell selection and regulation and memory formation of CD8+ cytotoxic T-cells in response to pathogens.

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Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka a Project Leader in the Pacific Northwest Regional
Center of Excellence, Professor, Division of Virology, Head of the
International Research Center for Infectious Diseases of IMSUT, received
this spring's Medal with Purple Ribbon, which is awarded by the Japanese
government. The Medal with Purple Ribbon is awarded to individuals who have
made outstanding contributions in academic fields. The award is a tremendous
recognition of his work, which extends from basic research to applied
research with such topics as the development of vaccines and clinical
research in the field of virology. He not only made important discoveries in
each of his works but also led the field and made big contributions toward
efforts worldwide to control influenza.






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