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New investigator: St. Patrick Reid

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St. Patrick Reid, Ph.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2018 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist, Research Leadership and New Investigator Award recipients.

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.

Research focus:
Host-pathogen interactions

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.

Ceremony March 5

A campus ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. March 5 in the Durham Research Center Auditorium to recognize the scientist laureate, research leadership awardee, distinguished scientists and new investigators, as well as the winners of the Community Service to Research Award. A reception will follow.

Honorees include:
Scientist Laureate

  • Robert Lewis, Ph.D., Eppley Institute

Research Leadership

  • Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D., College of Public Health

Distinguished Scientists

  • David Dzewaltowski, Ph.D., College of Public Health
  • Corinne Hanson, Ph.D., College of Allied Health Professions
  • Javeed Iqbal, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Pete Iwen, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Donald Klepser, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy
  • Max Kurz, Ph.D., Munroe-Meyer Institute
  • Yulong Li, M.D., Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Matthew Lunning, D.O., College of Medicine
  • Scot Ouellette, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Tony Wilson, Ph.D., College of Medicine

New Investigators

  • Bin Duan, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Christine Eisenhauer, Ph.D., College of Nursing
  • Minglei Guo, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Guoko Hu, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Sukhwinder Kaur, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Sushil Kumar, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Caroline Ng, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Armen Petrosyan, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • St. Patrick Reid, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Vinai Chittezham Thomas, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Saraswathi Viswanathan, Ph.D., College of Medicine
  • Aaron Yoder, Ph.D., College of Public Health

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