Taylor Follansbee wins Hermann Handwerker prize

Taylor receiving the award
Taylor Follansbee (pictured center) receiving the Hermann Handwerker prize

Congratulations to Taylor Follansbee, who received the Hermann Handwerker prize at the 9th World Congress on Itch, held in Wroclaw, Poland October 15-17, 2017. The Hermann Handwerker prize, named after a famous itch researcher, is awarded to a junior researcher who is judged to give the best scientific presentation at the biennial World Congress on Itch. The title of Taylor's presentation was: "Effects of itch and pain stimuli on rostral ventromedial medullary ON and OFF cells". The prize comes with a monetary award of $3,000. Taylor also received a travel grant (in the amount of $1,000 Euro) to attend the congress.