Ludwig Lausanne’s Ping-Chih Ho, newly appointed Ludwig Associate Member, was selected by the European Molecular Biology Association (EMBO) for membership in its Young Investigator Program. Ping-Chih is a leader in the field of immunometabolism, which explores how cellular nutrients and byproducts of metabolism mediate a molecular conversation between the immune system and the tissues it patrols. His lab has made significant contributions to our understanding of how immunometabolomic effects alter the behavior of immune cells like macrophages in tumors, disrupt the T cell response to cancer and how those escape mechanisms might be pharmacologically undone for immunotherapy. EMBO Young Investigators are researchers under the age of 40 who are within their first four years as group leaders and have a proven record of scientific excellence. As part of the program, Ping-Chih will receive training in leadership skills and responsible research practices, and have access to core facilities at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany.
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