Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Awards in Basic and Clinical Virology

head shotThe Dr. Norman P. Salzman Memorial Fund was established in 1999 to present the annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Awards in Basic and Clinical Virology to outstanding postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and postbaccalaureate trainees working in intramural laboratories at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Fort Detrick Laboratories, LEIDOS, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or Uniformed Services University of the Health Services (USUHS). The Symposium and Awards are hosted by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the NIH Virology Interest Group and the Salzman Organizing Committee. The symposium highlights current research of eminent extramural and NIH intramural virologists.

The Fund was established by Dr. Salzman’s family, colleagues and friends to remember the legacy of this noted pioneer in molecular biology and respected member of the NIH research community. Dr. Salzman's career spanned 40 years in virology research and he was among the first to characterize viral mRNAs and to visualize replicating viral DNA. Dr. Salzman’s achievements in virology are paralleled by the recognition that his laboratory was a training ground for many young scientists, several of whom have gone on to become important researchers on an international scale.

Partners

Public-Sector Partners:

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Private-Sector Partners:

  • Family, colleagues and friends of Dr. Salzman*

*Provided financial or in-kind support for this program.

FNIH Contact

  • Please contact the Advancement Office for more information at advancement@fnih.org or 301-402-4976.

This is the top annual virology meeting at the NIH, with renowned invited speakers and a competition for outstanding research in virology among intramural NIH/FDA/Fort Detrick Laboratories/LEIDOS/USDA/USUHS postdocs, graduate students and post-bac trainees for the prestigious Salzman Awards.

The 2020 application period closed on October 5, 2020.

The 22nd Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Awards and Symposium in Basic and Clinical Virology took place virtually on Monday, November 9, 2020.   

Speakers and Topics:

The 2020 Keynote speaker was: 

Rino Rappuouli

  • Rino Rappuoli, Ph.D.
  • Chief Scientist and Head External R&D
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)  

Other speakers included:

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  • Harvey J. Alter, MD, MACP
  • Distinguished NIH Scientist Emeritus
  • 2020 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine  

Dr. Jesse Bloom

  • Jesse Bloom, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • Basic Sciences Division and Public Health Sciences Division
  • Fred Hutch

 

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  • Rebecca Dutch, Ph.D.
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry 
  • University of Kentucky, College of Medicine

 

Dr. Richard Kuhn

  • Richard Kuhn, Ph.D.
  • The Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor in Science
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Krenicki Family Director
  • Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease

 

Dr. David Wang

  • David Wang, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Pathology and Immunology
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

 

Dr. Susan Weiss

  • Susan R. Weiss, Ph.D.
  • Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology
  • Co-Director, Penn Center for Research on Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Platforms
  • University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

 

This year's Tribute speaker is:

Marshall Bloom

  • Marshall Bloom, M.D.
  • Associate Director for Science Management
  • Rocky Mountain Laboratories
  • Chief, Biology of Vector-Borne Viruses Section

 

2020 Organizing Committee

  • Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Ph.D. - Chair (NHLBI)
  • Paolo Lusso, M.D., Ph.D. - Co-Chair (NIAID)
  • Joseph Marcotrigiano, Ph.D. (NIAID)
  • Gabriel Parra, Ph.D. (FDA)
  • Alan Rein, Ph.D. (NCI)
  • Lenore Salzman - Founder

Goals:

  • Recognize research contributors in virology by presenting the annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Awards in Basic and Clinical Virology to two outstanding Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Students and Postbaccalaureate Trainees working in the field of virology within the intramural laboratories at NIH, FDA, Fort Detrick Laboratories, LEIDOS, USDA or USUHS.
  • Share advancements in virology to honor Dr. Salzman's 40-year career in virology research and his accomplishments in mentoring of young scientists.

Results & Accomplishments:

2019 Salzman Award Recipient:

Dr. Matthias Lingemann, Ph.D., from the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID, in November 2019. Read the program here.

Matthias Lingemann

Dr. Matthias Lingemann, Ph.D., Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID

Dr. Lingemann received his BSc degree in Biology in 2011 from the University Wuerzburg in Germany and his MSc (2013) and PhD (2019) from the Technical University Braunschweig in Germany. He performed his MSc and PhD dissertation research under the supervision of Dr. Peter L. Collins through the NIH Graduate Partnership Program. Dr. Lingemann’s dissertation research focused on virus-host interactions of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) during viral entry and developed live-attenuated HPIV-based vaccine candidates against Ebola virus.

During his graduate studies, Dr. Lingemann published 9 papers with 3 first-author publications. In addition, Dr. Lingemann is an inventor on an US patent application. After receiving his PhD degree in April 2019, he joined the Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID, NIH to study Flaviviruses and to contribute to the development of Flavivirus vaccines.

Salzman Award Recipients:

  • 2018: Dr. Marianita Santiana, Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Dynamics, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • 2017:  Davide Angeletti, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, and Tuoqi Wu, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • 2016:  Ashley Moseman, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • 2015:  Christina Guzzo, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Elisavet Serti, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • 2014:  Darryl Falzarano, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories
  • 2013:  Rachel Schowalter, National Cancer Institute
  • 2012:  Jason McLellan, VRC, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 2011:  Tobias Paprotka, National Cancer Institute Frederick
  • 2010:  Silvia Kang, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • 2009:  Yu Liang, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • 2008:  Alberto Bartesaghi, National Cancer Institute
  • 2007:  Adriano Boasso, National Cancer Institute, with Special Recognition of Audray Harris, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • 2006:  Christopher Buck, National Cancer Institute
  • 2005:  Yamina Bennasser, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 2004:  Jason Brenchley, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 2003:  Kay Grünewald, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • 2002:  Sonja Best, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories
  • 2001:  Alonzo Garcia, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • 2000:  Herman Edskes, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • 1999:  Joanna Shisler, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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