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ID Epi Seminar Series – Pia Abel-zur Wiesch
April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Pia Abel-zur Wiesch received her PhD from ETH Zurich with the oversight of Sebastian Bonhoeffer, and was awarded a medal for completing an outstanding thesis in 2011. From 2012 through 2015, she completed postdoctoral work with Ted Cohen at Harvard and Yale, with funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From 2015 through 2017, she held a role as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Public Health. During this time and through 2020, she acted as a Young Associate Investigator with the EMBL Network, based at Norwegian Arctic University in Tromsø. In 2016 she was awarded the Young Research Talent Award by the Norwegian Research Council, including grant funding of ~1million USD, and in 2018 was awarded a “starting grant” of 2.3 million USD by philanthropist Trond Mohn. She has participated and plans to participate again in two Horizon 2020 EU Consortia. Since February of 2020, she has held the position of Associate Professor of Biology and Early Career Chair of Systems Pharmacology, at Penn State University.