ASIP Faculty Scholar Awards

Junior Faculty Scholar Awards are offered to promote the participation of early career investigators in scientific meetings and conferences. These awards recognize the outstanding research being conducted by ASIP Regular and Next-Generation Scientist members who are employed as Junior Faculty at institutions around the world. The awardee is selected on the basis of early career productivity and the scientific merit of the submitted abstract.

Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Scholar Award

The Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Scholar Award is offered to promote the participation of early career investigators in scientific meetings and conferences. The award recognizes the outstanding research being conducted by ASIP Regular and Next-Generation Scientist members who are employed as Junior Faculty at institutions around the world.

Mindy Engevik, PhD

Assistant Professor
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Dr. Mindy Engevik’s lab investigates microbial-host crosstalk with an emphasis on microbe-mucus interactions.

The Engevik lab has 2 main focuses: (1) how commensal microbes beneficially modulate the mucus layer and host health; and (2) how pathogens colonize and subvert the mucus layer to cause infection.


Monga-Hans Junior Faculty Scholar Award

The Monga-Hans Junior Faculty Scholar Award is offered to promote the participation of early career investigators in scientific meetings and conferences. The award recognizes the outstanding research being conducted by ASIP Regular and Next-Generation Scientist members who are employed as Junior Faculty at institutions around the world.

Matthew McMillin, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Texas, Austin

McMillin’s research program focuses on the pathological mechanisms and complications of drug-induced liver injury and chronic liver disease. In addition, his program investigates hepatic encephalopathy with an emphasis on the contribution of neuroinflammation to this disease state.


George K. Michalopoulos Junior Faculty Scholar Award

The George K. Michalopoulos Junior Faculty Scholar Award is offered to promote the participation of early career investigators in scientific meetings and conferences. The award recognizes the outstanding research being conducted by ASIP Regular and Next-Generation Scientist members who are employed as Junior Faculty at institutions around the world.

Lindsey Kennedy, PhD

Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Medicine

Her research projects focus on the regulation of cholangiocyte proliferation/damage during various biliary diseases. Our lab evaluates the role of both autocrine and paracrine pathways mediating biliary response to cholestatic injury, including biliary damage, inflammation and hepatic fibrosis.

Traci Parry, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Her research aims to understand 1) the underlying physiological and metabolic mechanisms of muscle wasting in chronic disease (cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc.), 2) how physical activity prior to (“pre-habilitation”) and during (rehabilitation) chronic disease supports traditional treatment (pharmacological, etc), and 3) how these exercise interventions alter physiological, psychological, and metabolic biomarkers as well as functional clinical outcomes to reduce fatigue and improve quality of life.