Ahmad Jomaa, PhD, an assistant professor of molecular physiology and biological physics, has been named a 2023 Searle Scholar. In a highly competitive process, the Kinship Foundation selected Dr. Jomaa to join a group of 15 exceptional young faculty from top institutions across the U.S. who were chosen from 175 applicants nominated by their home institutions to conduct high risk, high reward research in biological, chemical and engineering sciences. Dr. Jomaa is the first Searle Scholar selected from the University of Virginia since the inception of the program in 1981. His project “When cancer cells go to sleep: Regulation of protein synthesis during dormancy” is supported by $300,000 over 3 years.
Read more information about the Searle Scholars Program and see the list of other recipients.