Our third year of doctoral studies student, PJ Jarquin has received a NIH F31 Training Grant for his work in “Understanding how erythroblastic island stressors affect monocyte/macrophage populations and erythrocyte maturation in a 3D model of the human bone marrow.” The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA program is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientists, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. PJ studies red blood cell development in health and disease here in the BSEL. He previously received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Minority Hematology Award, and Emory Centennial Scholars Fellowship.
PJ has his eyes on a career as a scientist at a federal research agency. You can read more from PJ and about his accomplishment here