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MMI Postdoc Margot Wohl Named a 2022 Recipient For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship by L’Oréal USA

Kathy Marmon

Margot Wohl, a postdoctoral fellow who works in the lab of MMI Assistant Professor Conor McMeniman, has been named a 2022 recipient For Women in Science (FWIS) Fellowship by L’Oréal USA.

FWIS is an annual program that awards five female postdoctoral scientists grants to advance their research.

Margot’s research in neuroethology and microbiology at the Bloomberg School’s department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) and in MMI’s Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI) focuses on the egg-laying behavior of mosquitoes to understand how to better control the growing population rate of mosquitoes and slow the spread of deadly mosquito-borne diseases.

“Margot richly deserves this FWIS fellowship supporting both her research on the molecular underpinnings of mosquito egg laying and her mentorship and media efforts to promote women in science,” says McMeniman.

"This fellowship is a big honor and will help me to continue my research as well as focus on outreach activities geared towards inspiring and uplifting girls and women in science," says Margot about her fellowship.

Wohl was recognized at the 2022 For Women in Science Fellows awards ceremony hosted by CBS Evening News Anchor Norah O'Donnell, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. on Thursday, November 3.

The candidates for the U.S. For Women in Science Fellowship Program are evaluated based on their intellectual merit, research potential, scientific excellence, and their commitment to supporting women and girls in science. The L'Oréal USA fellowship program includes a requirement to ensure recipients are committed to serving as role models for younger generations. Applications were reviewed by experienced scientists in the candidates' respective fields through a partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which manages the application and peer review process.

Since 2003, the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program has invested nearly $5 million in the work of innovative women scientists.

Congratulations, Margot, on this very impressive accomplishment!