Sarah Zimmermann, Ph.D., a former graduate student in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UMBC, was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for postdoctoral research training at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zimmermann received her Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry at UMBC in 2014 under the direction of Prof. Seley-Radtke. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery program, where she explores the therapeutic utility of glutaminase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer under the direction of Prof. Takashi Tsukamoto. The postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Health will allow Dr. Zimmermann to continue her research on this very important subject. Dr. Zimmermann received her B.S. degree from Lynchburg College. While at UMBC, she was supported by the NIH Chemistry-Biology Interface Fellowship. The Kirschstein awards are a highly selective and very prestigious source of funding for doctoral and postdoctoral trainees. The grants are awarded based on lengthy proposals submitted by applicants in which original experimental plans are described. The proposals are evaluated and given an impact score reflecting scientific merit by a study section at the Center for Scientific Review at the NIH.
Congratulations to Sarah!