Ph.D. candidate Sarah Davis continues to garner accolades for her research. Davis and her mentor, Jun Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., professor at the department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, recently traveled to the 27th Scientific Conference for the Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology in New Delhi, India, where Sarah received both the Early Career Investigator travel award and was recognized for an outstanding oral presentation. Zhu was invited to give a special talk about his lab research projects during the past decade.
Davis was appreciative of the award which allowed her this professional development experience and to visit the National Brain Research Center which conducts premier neuroscience research.
“I heard from experts in my field, particularly in neuroHIV. The talks I heard have given me new ideas for scientific directions I want to explore for our own research,” she says. “While we were there we got to take in the culture and see both New Delhi and Old Delhi, and even visit the Taj Mahal. I am honored to have had the opportunity to share my research across the world.”
Davis recently received the Ritedose Corporation Graduate Student Scholarship, was named an Outstanding Graduate Researcher by the USC Graduate Student Association, and has been nominated for the USC Outstanding Community Engagement Award. She was named as a Breakthrough Graduate Scholar by the USC Office of the Vice President of Research.