Avalos Named Pew Scholar

June 28, 2017

José L. Avalos, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, has been named a 2017 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, in the research field of Systems Biology. 

Established in 1985, the Pew Scholars Program provides four years of flexible funding to outstanding young investigators, working in areas of science relevant to the advancement of human health, during the first few years of their independent careers; Avalos is one of only 22 Pew Scholars named for 2017.  As a Pew Scholar, Avalos will explore new paradigms in mitochondrial biology, including mitochondrial dynamics and metabolism, using systems and synthetic biology.  Understanding the metabolism and transport of amino acids in mitochondria could pave the way toward new strategies to treat mitochondrial-related diseases. 

For additional information, see Avalos' entry on the Pew Scholars website.