Early career scientists at Emory and Georgia Tech had a stressful year, even after pandemic-related restrictions on laboratory research eased. Over the last several months, graduate students and postdocs have been participating in a virtual pilot program aimed at mental health and wellness concerns.

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Featured Alumni Fellows

Dr. Karl Pendergrass conducted his postdoctoral research under the guidance of Dr. Michael E. Davis in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine and BME. Hie is currently the Medical Affairs Director at Merck & Co., Inc.

Dr. Joanna Pulit-Penaloza joined Emory as a postdoc in 2012, where she worked for 2 years on a collaborative project developing microneedle patches for vaccine delivery. She currently holds a Biologist position in the Immunology and Pathogenesis branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Andrea Morris is the Director of Career and Professional Development at The Rockefeller University. She conducted her postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Moses and was a FIRST (Fellowships in Research and Science Teaching) fellow, giving her the opportunity to learn about pedagogy and teach at Morehouse College.