Nathan D. Hatch

Nathan Hatch

Nathan D. Hatch

PhD Candidate in IGPBS - Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease

NIAID Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (2021-2023)

The NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) offers Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31 NSRAs) to enable promising students to obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting dissertation research in scientific health-related fields relevant to the mission of the Institute. Nathan Hatch has been awarded a 2-year F31 NSRA from the NIAID for his project, “Defining the persistence-associated transcriptome in Chlamydia trachomatis.” Without an effective prophylactic, Chlamydia will remain a significant threat to public health indefinitely. As vaccine development has been thus far unsuccessful, targeting persistence (the method Chlamydia uses to resist clearance) may be the best alternative. Nathan’s research will lay the groundwork for mechanistic studies into the persistent response, with a view to determining potential targets for drug development. Nathan is a PhD Candidate in IGPBS – Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease, pursuing his dissertation research under the mentorship of Scot P. Ouellette, PhD, in the Department of Pathology & Microbiology.