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Dr Caroline Goujon awarded the 2014 Andy Kaplan Prize

Dr Caroline Goujon, a fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases, has recently been awarded the 2014 Andy Kaplan Prize.  

The prize is awarded annually in tribute to Andy Kaplan, with the purpose of advancing the career and honouring the accomplishments of a distinguished postdoctoral scientist as he or she embarks on an independent career in retrovirology.

Until his untimely death at 47 in 2006, Andy Kaplan was an Associate Professor in Medicine and in Microbiology and Immunology at UNC Chapel Hill. The first prize was given in 2007.

Dr Goujon said: 'It is great honour to receive this prize. I am truly grateful to Professor Malim for his support and mentoring over the years and to King's for providing such a great scientific environment to work in.'

Professor Michael Malim, Department of Infectious Diseases, said: ‘Caroline is a scientist of the very highest calibre. I consider her initial paper on MX2 to be one of the finer pieces of work my lab has ever, or is ever likely to, produce and I am immensely proud of her accomplishments. I would venture to suggest that adding her name to the list of illustrious recipients adds further lustre to the Andy Kaplan prize.’

Dr Goujon will receive the award at a conference at Cold Spring Harbor this week.

This story originally appeared in the King's staff ezine.