The LLHF would like to congratulate its 2018 Distinguished Research Scientists who received the following awards:

The Lawrence A. Smookler Award in Diabetes

Irina Proekt, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

LLHF Fellowship Grant Project Title: “Role of Thymic Antigen Presentation in Selection of Diabetogenic T Cells”

The John S. Spice Award in Aging

Ralitsa Petrova, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco

LLHF Fellowship Grant Project Title: “Defining the Role of Calcium Channels in Astrocyte Function and Neurodegeneration”

“We are pleased and honored to be able to support young research scientists of extraordinary stature.”

– Peter J. Donnici, President