Dr. Nicole Thompson Gonzalez has been Awarded a Bruce McEwen Career Development Fellowship
Posted: Aug 18, 2020 - 12:00pmDr. Nicole Thompson Gonzalez has been awarded a Bruce McEwen Career Development Fellowship. This is the inaugural year of the fellowship, which provides funding for innovative research ideas related to "Animal Models for the Social Dimensions of Aging". Nicole is currently also a fellow with UNM's ASERT program. Nicole's project aims to use the blue monkeys of the Kibale National Forest, Uganda as a model for human health inequalities that result from social exclusion. In collaboration with Michelle Brown at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Nicole will evaluate whether immune dysregulation is a prominent pathway that inter-species competition and environmental stressors are hindering the health and growth of the Ngogo blue monkey population.