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Micah Willis

Congratulations to Micah Willis for receiving the AAI Minority Scientist award for his work on “Microvesicle-associated immunomodulators are critical regulators of immune dysfunction following burn injury”. Burn injury can be separated into two very distinct phases; an hyper-inflammative early-acute phase (0-72 hours post injury), followed by an immunosuppressive sub-acute phase. Micah’s work will examine the hypothesis that MVs have the potential to drive the immune dysfunction in burn injury and my project focuses on characterization by in-vitro in-vivo assays to assess function of MVs following burn injury. Micah is mentored by Dr. Robert Maile, an investigator in the Jaycee Burn Center at UNC-CH.