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

Lindsay Montefiori

Lindsey Montefiori (Genetics, Genomics, and Systems Biology) has received a Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award. Her advisor is Marcelo Nobrega, MD PhD.

DJ Speed

DJ Speed (Cell and Molecular Biology) has received a Ford Foundation fellowship for 2017-18. His advisor is Jean T. Greenberg, PhD.

Joel Mercado-Diaz

Joel Mercado-Diaz (Committee on Evolutionary Biology) has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship for 2017-18. His advisor is Thorsten Lumbsch, PhD.

Jackie Lungmus

Jackie Lungmus (Integrative Biology) has received a Women in Science Graduate Fellowship from the Field Museum for 2017-18. Her advisors are Zhe Xi Luo, PhD and Ken Angielczyk, PhD.

Benjamin Blanchard

Benjamin Blanchard (Committee on Evolutionary Biology) has been awarded a Brown Graduate Fellowship from the Field Museum for 2017-18. His advisor is Corrie Moreau, PhD.

Kate Cavanaugh

Kate Cavanaugh (Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology) has been awarded a Ford Foundation fellowship for 2017-18. Her advisor is Margaret Gardel, PhD.

Mark Bitter

Mark Bitter (Ecology and Evolution) has been named a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP). His advisor is Catherine Pfister, PhD.

Joe Marcus

Joe Marcus (Human Genetics) has been named a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP). His advisor is John Novembre, PhD.

Mathew Perez-Neut

Mathew Perez-Neut (Committee on Cancer Biology) has been named a 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP). His advisor is Yingming Zhao, PhD.
 

Audrey Williams

Audrey Williams (Cellular and Molecular Biology) has received an honorable mention for the 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Her advisor is Sally Horne-Badovinac, PhD.

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