Brita Ostermeier from the Maggirwar Lab awarded "Young Investigator Award for the Most Outstanding Oral Presentation" at the Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology Conference

Brita Ostermeier, a Ph.D. Candidate in the Maggirwar Lab, attended the Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology (SNIP) Conference in New Delhi, India. Brita was invited to present a 5-minute talk at SNIP, and was then awarded the "Young investigator Award for the Most Outstanding Oral Presentation" for her presentation titled "Eco-HIV infected CHME5 as a novel in vitro model for HIV infection and latency in microglia." 

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