Pearl Sutter, a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Stephen Crocker, has received a prestigious and highly competitive NRSA F30 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pearl is a fourth year MD/PhD dual degree student. Pearl has been studying the immunological underpinnings of a rare and incurable neurological disease called Globoid cell leukodystrophy. Her F30 fellowship project is entitled “The role of microglia as antigen presenting cells in Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy” and was awarded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Pearl had also recently received a travel award from the American Society for Neurochemistry to present some of her research at the annual meeting in Roanoke, VA in April 2022.