Superfund Research Program

January 2023

Amanda Armijo, D.V.M., Ph.D.Armijo is a postdoctoral veterinarian-scientist at the MIT SRP Center. She currently studies NDMA, which has been associated with a childhood cancer cluster in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Armijo works under the mentorship of MIT SRP Center Director Bevin Engelward, Sc.D., John Essigmann, Ph.D., and James Fox, D.V.M. (Photo courtesy of Amanda Armijo)

Amanda Armijo, D.V.M., Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology SRP Center, was selected as the 25th recipient of the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award. Armijo received the award December 15 at the SRP Annual Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she was recognized for her work on tracing how the toxin NDMA damages genes, and how the DNA might repair itself.

“I deeply admire Dr. Wetterhahn’s scientific curiosity, interdisciplinary approach to science, and dedication to paving the way for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” Armijo said. “These are qualities that I strive to emulate. I am truly honored to have been selected for this award.”

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