Carter Center Researchers Awarded “Shark Tank” Prize at the School of Medicine Annual Retreat

Loren Erickson, PhD – left, Coleen McNamara, MD – middle, Justin Taylor, PhD – right

Team Erickson, composed of Loren Erickson, PhD, Coleen McNamara, MD (Carter Center Director, iPRIME Domain Director), and Justin Taylor, PhD tied for first place at the inaugural “Shark Tank” Competition at School of Medicine Retreat.  The competing teams submitted proposals and answered questions from the “Sharks”, proposals were voted on by retreat attendees.  They were awarded $150,000 for their project “Immune Mechanisms of IgE Sensitization to Alpha-Gal”.  You can learn more about the competition at the School of Medicine website here: