Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award and Symposium in Virology

Dr. Norman P. SalzmanThe Dr. Norman P. Salzman Memorial Fund was established in 1999 to present the annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Award in Virology to an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow or Clinical Fellow working in the field of virology at the NIH, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or Leidos community. The Symposium and Award are hosted by the FNIH and the NIH Virology Interest Group. 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 went on to become important researchers on an international scale.

This is the top annual virology meeting at the NIH, with renowned invited speakers and a competition among intramural NIH/CBER/Leidos postdocs, post-bac IRTAs, and graduate students for the prestigious Salzman Award.

The 20th Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award and Symposium in Virology took place Monday, November 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Lipsett Auditorium of the Clinical Center (Building 10) on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. 

 

Speakers and Topics

Dr. Howley

This year’s Keynote speaker was: 

Peter Howley, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
Dept. of Microbiology and Immunobiology
“HPV and Cancer: Searching for a Targeted Therapy”

 

 

Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“The potential of international collaborations for HIV prevention:  Studies of mother-infant HIV transmission”

Eric Delwart, Ph.D.
Department of Laboratory Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
“Koch’s postulates in the age of viral metagenomics”

Craig Cameron, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The Pennsylvania State University
“Single-cell Virology”

Goals

  • Present the annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Symposium and Award in Virology to an outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow or Clinical Fellow working in the field of virology within the intramural NIH, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research or Leidos community.
  • Honor Dr. Salzman's 40-year career in virology research and his accomplishments in mentoring of young scientists.

Results & Accomplishments

2018 Salzman Award Recipients:

The 2018 award was presented to Dr. Marianita Santiana, from the Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Dynamics at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in November 2018. Read the program here.

Dr. SantianaDr. Marianita Santiana, Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Dynamics, NHLBI

Dr. Santiana received her B.A. degree in Biology from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey and her M. Sc. and Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Rutgers Graduate School in Newark, New Jersey. Her Ph.D. thesis research was carried out at the National Institutes of Health, as part of the NIH Graduate Partnership Program, under the supervision of Dr. Nihal Altan-Bonnet. Dr. Santina’s Ph.D. thesis research focused on understanding the dynamics of cellular cholesterol redistribution from the plasma membrane to viral replication organelles during enteroviral infection, and the importance of cholesterol for enteroviral replication. After receiving her Ph.D. degree in 2015, she continued studying host-pathogen dynamics, and her present work focuses on the non-lytic release and transmission of enteric RNA viruses.

 

Salzman Award Recipients:

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

Media

New York Times (December 22, 1997): N. P. Salzman, 71, Authority On Viruses

Support

To donate, please contact advancement@fnih.org or visit https://fnih.org/donate/general_donation.

Partners

Family, colleagues and friends of Dr. Salzman

 

Contacts

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