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Katherine Prater, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at UW School of Medicine, was one of five scholars nationwide to receive a 2022 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar Fellowship Award.

Prater’s project, “Identifying microglia subpopulations associated with resilience to Alzheimer’s Disease cognitive decline,” will explore how microglia — the brain’s immune cells — might help protect some people with Alzheimer’s from developing significant cognitive impairment. Her goal is to use her findings to inform the development of potential treatment methods.

Read more about Prater’s research and the other awardees.