Luminex Supports New Award for Scientific Contributions to Cytokine and Interferon Biology

Luminex Supports New Award for Scientific Contributions to Cytokine and Interferon Biology

At Luminex, we believe in the value of recognizing excellence, which is why we are excited to support a new award through the International Cytokine & Interferon Society. The ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research will be given to a mid-career investigator who has made exceptional contributions to the field of interferon or cytokine biology.

The awardee will receive a cash prize of $5,000 to cover ICIS meeting registration, and travel support if needed, to present their research in an award seminar. The submission deadline is September 15, 2020, so if you know someone who would be a good fit for this award, please submit a nomination. Entrants will be considered based on their publications, discoveries, and collective contributions to interferon or cytokine biology.

The award is named after John Kettman—better known as Jack—one of Luminex’s co-founders. He is an accomplished immunologist who served as a faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School for nearly 30 years, and continues his work there through a professor emeritus appointment. Dr. Kettman has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Through this award, we are pleased to honor the remarkable immunology career of one of our founders, by supporting the accomplishments of up-and-coming scientists in the field. Good luck to all of the candidates!

Know a deserving scientist who has made significant contributions to interferon or cytokine biology?