Dr Daisy Shu, a Scientia Senior Lecturer at UNSW SOVS, has recently achieved recognition in the field of investigative pathology. The American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) bestowed upon her two prestigious awards, signifying her outstanding contributions to scientific excellence and leadership. Dr. Shu attended the recent ASIP Annual Meeting, “Pathobiology: Mechanisms of Disease” from April 20-23, 2024 in Baltimore, MD.

1. ASIP Young Investigator Leadership Award

The ASIP Young Investigator Leadership Award acknowledges early-career scientists who demonstrate exceptional promise and leadership in investigative pathology and commitment to service at ASIP. Dr. Shu’s groundbreaking research explores into the intricate interplay between mitochondria and metabolism in retinal eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Her innovative work illuminates novel therapeutic targets in these blinding eye diseases, impacting the lives of countless patients worldwide. Dr. Shu has been involved in numerous ASIP initiatives including organising ASIP webinars, co-chairing the ASIP Ocular Pathobiology Special Interest Group, co-hosting the ASIP-supported ‘Behind our Science’ podcast and various ASIP mentoring programs. 

2. ASIP Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Scholar Award

In addition to the Young Investigator Leadership Award, Dr Shu has also received the ASIP Dani and Erik Zander Junior Faculty Scholar Award. This accolade underscores her commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and mentoring the next generation of researchers. As a scholar, she embodies the spirit of curiosity and collaboration that defines the scientific community.

Join us in celebrating Daisy’s exceptional achievements!