Andrew Woodham Awarded ARCS Scholarship

Recipients of the 2014 Arcs Scholarship

Andrew Woodham (pictured in the center of the back row) with W. Martin Kast

Andrew Woodham, a PhD candidate  from the Kast Lab, was awarded the prestigious John and Edie Leonis scholarship from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation. This annual award is given to outstanding students within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields who have contributed significantly to their fields of study. Andrews current work involves studying a method to reverse the immunosuppressive mechanisms induced by Langerhans cell interaction with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) within the skin as well as studying the molecular interactions of HPV at the cell surface.

Since its founding in 1958, the Los Angeles chapter of the ARCS foundation has supported the endeavors of highly-motivated science scholars with over 22 million in awards. It is ARCS Foundation’s belief that support of STEM education is essential in continued US leadership in global innovation, health and quality of life.