Kayla Bell Memorial Lecture


In August 2020, the BUSM Pulmonary Center community experienced the shocking and sudden loss of Kayla Bell, a research technician in the Maglione laboratory of the Pulmonary Center. Not only was Kayla a highly talented scientist and aspiring immunologist, she was a consummate team player always looking for ways to help out in the Pulmonary Center.

The Kayla Bell Memorial Lecture was established in 2021 to commemorate Kayla Bell’s scientific contribution to the Pulmonary Center and unforgettable kindness and friendship as a beloved member of our Pulmonary community.

March 29, 2023
Megan Cooper, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Rheumatology and Immunology, Washington University-St. Louis


March 16, 2022
Carrie Lucas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Immunobiology, Yale University


The Kayla Bell Citizenship Award

In the spirit of Kayla’s thoughtful and eager generosity, we have established a Kayla Bell Pulmonary Center Citizenship Award. This award is an occasion to celebrate and commemorate the time that Kayla shared with us, bestowed annually to a member of the Pulmonary Center who most embodies Kayla’s kind and helpful manner. Please nominate colleagues for the 2023 Kayla Bell Award.

Congratulations to our 2022 Kayla Bell Award winner, MD/PhD student Neelou Etesami!