The New Investigator Award
New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New Investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.
- Name: St. Patrick Reid, Ph.D.
- Title: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Pathology and Microbiology
- Joined UNMC: August 2016
- Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
The goal of my research is: To understand the mechanism of recruitment and function of host factors during viral infection. Specifically, the lab is focused on Ebola and Chikungunya virus now.
My research will make a difference because: Host-directed therapeutics offer a novel and effective approach toward treating viral pathogens.
The best advice I've ever been given is: Be unapologetically you.
Three things you may not know about me are:
- I was born in Kingston, Jamaica. I did not become an American citizen until I was 19 years old.
- I was on the Jamaican equivalent of "Sesame Street" as a kid.
- I learned to speak and read Russian at 16 years old, and I do not have a great answer to the obvious question of why.