MSUToday
Published: Sept. 7, 2017

Julia Ganz wins prestigious national award

Contact(s): Val Osowski College of Natural Science office: (517) 432-4561 osowskiv@msu.edu

Julia Ganz, Michigan State University integrative biologist, was selected for the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society’s Young Investigator Award.

Each year, the ANMS selects 15 scientists from a competitive pool of gastroenterology fellows, medical and Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty in the early stages of their career for the award. 

Winners were invited to participate in the Young Investigator Forum in August. 

“I was excited to receive the ANMS Young Investigator Award this year,” Ganz said. “This award gave me the opportunity to meet world-renowned faculty and the next generation of scientists in the field of neurogastroenterology and to discuss scientific ideas, research goals and grant applications.”

The award sponsored Ganz’s travel and lodging to the forum where she met with other young investigators and established faculty in a one-on-one mentoring program. Ganz also gave an oral presentation of her novel research on the enteric nervous system and its regulation of gut motility. 

“We are very pleased to see this well-deserved national recognition of Julia’s past work and future potential,” Thomas Getty, chair of the Department of Integrative Biology in the College of Natural Science, said. “This recognition will facilitate the continued success of Julia’s pioneering research here at MSU on the development of the enteric nervous system and the discovery of mechanisms underlying disorders.”

Julia Ganz, MSU integrative biologist.

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