Dr Jonathan Burnie has earned the EPIC Future Leaders Prize from the Emerging & Pandemic Infections Consortium. Dr Burnie is a graduate from the Guzzo lab who was selected as one of four outstanding PhD graduates who defended their infectious disease-related thesis in 2023. Burnie’s research developed new methods to inactivate viruses and revealed the incorporation of human proteins into HIV virus particles.

EPIC is an integrated network for researchers, trainees and partners working to confront infectious disease challenges. A key pillar of EPIC’s work is training the next generation of infectious disease research leaders that will help stop future pandemics and reduce the societal burdens of infectious disease. 

EPIC Future Leaders Prizes celebrate the best and brightest PhD students who graduate each year among the EPIC research community. Congratulations, Dr Burnie!