Jackie Turner smiling for the camera in a lab.
Jackie Turner

Jacqueline Turner, a first-year student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus, has been awarded a Hertz Fellowship. The Hertz Fellowship is a highly prized award that recognizes talented young scientists who move on to highly accomplished careers.

For her PhD, Jackie is working with University of Colorado Cancer Center member Isabel Schlaepfer, PhD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology, and Raul Torres, PhD, professor of immunology and microbiology, to investigate the role of immunological and metabolic processes in cancer. Previously, she has also worked closely with CU Cancer Center members William Robinson, MD, PhD and Kasey Couts, PhD.

“I am honored to be a recipient of the Hertz Fellowship,” says Turner. “My goal is to develop methods that will have an impact on the treatment and prevention of tumor formation.”

Turner is one of 11 researchers selected from a pool of more than 840 applicants, to receive up to five years of academic support valued at up to $250,000.