Anna Tischler ’99
Anna Tischler ’99 has received a 2013 National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator Award. The grant is reserved for high-risk high-reward research and allows researchers to propose highly creative research projects in biomedicine that involve inherent risk. To qualify, investigators must have completed their Ph.D.s within the last 10 years. Tischler is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Minnesota, where her lab seeks to identify and characterize the factors that the bacterial pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) requires for evasion of host adaptive immunity and persistence.