BMB Alum Wins Presidential Science Award
Dr. Peter Crompton, who graduated from BU in 1995 (BA, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and performed undergraduate research with Dr. Tom Gilmore
, is one of 20 National Institutes of Health scientists to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). PECASE is the nation's highest honor for scientists at the beginning of their professional careers. Dr. Crompton received the award for studies on the mechanisms of naturally acquired immunity to malaria.
Awardees will be honored by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony later this month. See the NIH press release for more information.
After graduating from BU, Dr. Crompton received M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Crompton is a tenure-track Investigator and Chief of the Malaria Infection Biology and Immunity Unit in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Division of Intramural Research, Laboratory of Immunogenetics.
Dr. Peter Crompton