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Pew Scholar

Written by Morgan Kelly



Pitt professor Jon Boyle’s ongoing investigation into the unique molecular relationship between disease-causing microorganisms and their hosts has earned him the title of 2009 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences, an honor he shares with previous winners who are now among the nation’s top researchers, including two Nobel laureates. Boyle will receive $240,000 over four years to support his research. In 2009, he is one of 17 early-career scientists the Pew Charitable Trusts identified as “displaying outstanding promise in research relevant to the advancement of human health.” An assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Boyle is the first Pitt professor to receive the award.