Student Honors & Awards

We are very proud of the accomplishments of our graduate students.  BSD students have an excellent record of obtaining competitive fellowships, receiving national awards for their research, and publishing findings that move their fields forward.  The most recent student accomplishments are shown below.

Recent Student Accomplishments

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Katie Aracena (Human Genetics) is a 2020HHMI Gilliam Fellow. The Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study is awarded to exceptional graduate students who are committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders. Her advisor is Luis Barreiro

 

Brooke Weigel

Congratulations to Brooke Weigel (Evolutionary Biology) on being selected for the William Rainey Harper Fellowship for 2020-2021.  This award is the among the highest awards given by the University of Chicago, and only one receipent from the BSD is chosen. The recognizes significant achievement and professional promise, and will facilitate completion of her degree. Her advisor is Dr. Cathy Pfister.

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Elisa Pabon (Neurobiology) has received a Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award. Her advisor is Harriet de Witt.

Amanda Keplinger (Cell and Molecular Biology) has been named a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP). Her advisor is Alexander Ruthenburg.

 

Hannah Martin (Neurobiology) has been named a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP). Her advisor is Ruth Anne Eatock.

 

Jaeda Patton (Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology) was named a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP). Her advisor is Joseph Thornton

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Elena Cortes (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) has received an honorable mention for the 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Her advisor is Engin Ozkan.

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Adam Krahn (Cell and Molecular Biology) has received an honorable mention for the 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). His advisor is Benjamin Glick.

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Sarah Paracha (Cell and Molecular Biology) has received an honorable mention for the 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Her advisor is David Pincus.

Heather Macomber (Neurobiology) has received an honorable mention for the 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Her advisor is Mark Sheffield.

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