Julianna Blagih croppedJulianna Blagih, PhD student in physiology at McGill University, is the award winner of the Fonds Santé, one of the three Fonds awards of the Fonds de recherche du Québec. Her award-winning publication The Energy Sensor AMPK Regulates T Cell Metabolic Adaptation and Effector Responses In Vivo is published in Immunity.

By proving that AMPK fosters the development of cellular immunity against viral and bacterial intracellular pathogens, Julianna and her team have contributed to therapeutic advancements in the field, since AMPK activators could be applied to increase immune responses to infections.

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In addition to promoting research careers in Québec, this competition recognizes the exceptional research contributions of college and university students (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate), postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

To learn more about the awards, click here.