Gail Weaver honored with $2,000 Baxter Young Investigator Award

Author: Marya Lieberman

Graduate student Abigail Weaver was selected from over 100 applicants as a recipient of the Baxter Young Investigator Award.  This award program was developed to stimulate and reward research that can be directly used for critical care therapies and the development of medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.  It carries a $2,000 honorarium.  

Gail has been the lead researcher developing paper test cards for rapid field screening of pharmaceuticals, and has also integrated yeast onto paper test cards as single-cell biosensors for contaminents and pharmaceuticals.  

Abigail Weaver demonstrates paper test cards