Costanza successfully defended her PhD in Sept 2012 and began work with Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona Switzerland. She is using human B cells and human plasma cells libraries to study neutralizing antibodies against different viruses in response to both natural infections and vaccines and characterization of autoantibodies in different human autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Julian Davies recipient of the ABBOTT-ASM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. The American Society for Microbiology's premier award for sustained contributions to the microbiological sciences.
Recipient of the 2012 Prix Galien Canada Research Award. This award recognizes significant efforts and achievements in pharmaceutical research and development. Recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for dedicated service to peers, community, and Canada.
For outstanding research contributions in the field of B cell biology as well as the depth and breadth of his contributions to the community through research, teaching and service both locally and nationally.
Awarded the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for dedicated service to peers, community, and Canada.