October 26, 2020

Weinmann selected as chair of NIH Cellular and Molecular Immunology – B Study Section

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Amy 2018Amy Weinmann, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Microbiology, has been selected as chair of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Cellular and Molecular Immunology – B Study Section (CMIB). Weinmann will serve in this role from 2020-2022.

The NIH reviews applicants in specific study sections; they seek research with impact and innovation in biomedical research. The CMIB study section reviews applications on the basic function/structure of the adaptive immune system and interplay with innate responses.

Weinmann is truly grateful to be chosen to serve this role for the NIH. When asked what this selection means to her Weinmann said “I am honored to serve as the CMIB study section chairperson.”

Weinmann attended the University of Minnesota, Morris where she attained a B.A. in Biology. During her undergraduate years, Weinmann spent a summer at the Mayo Clinic, which led her to the Ph.D. program at the University of California, Los Angeles. Afterwards, Weinmann completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She then joined the faculty at the University of Washington’s Department of Immunology. In the spring of 2014, Weinmann arrived in Birmingham, joining the Department of Microbiology in the School of Medicine.

Weinmann’s recent selection with the NIH CMIB study section is truly an honor and career achievement. This selection reflects her hard work and the contributions she has made to the field of immunology, as well as the esteem of her scientific colleagues. This outstanding achievement displays national recognition for her scholarship.