Awarded Student Fellowships, 2017-2018

There are many funding opportunities available for graduate students in the Biological Science Division. Over 11% of our students are supported by individual fellowships (56 in 2016-17).

Have you received a fellowship? Please let us know: Featuring current awardees helps students following in your footsteps to identify new funding opportunities.

Studentsort descending Fellowship Research topic Degree Programs Advisor
Beiriger,Anastasia NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program N/A Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Victoria Prince
Bitter,Mark NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Natural fluctuations in ocean pH and its consequences for marine species Ecology & Evolution Cathy Pfister
Blake,Lauren National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Mechanistic underpinnings of genetic regulatory variation Human Genetics Yoav Gilad
Blanchard,Benjamin Brown Graduate Fellowship (Field Museum) Causes and consequences of morphological trait evolution and interspecific ecological interactions Committee on Evolutionary Biology Corrie Moreau
Callier,Thierri Pritzker Endowment for the Neurosciences Computational Neuroscience Computational Neuroscience TBA
Camacho,Daniel Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award IRF4+ respiratory dendritic cells in type 2 inflammatory responses Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Anne Sperling
Carryl,Sophia Ford Foundation Fellowship Animal Behavior Committee on Evolutionary Biology TBD
Cavanaugh,Kate Ford Foundation Fellowship Developmental Biology Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Margaret Gardel
Craddock,Christopher Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study - HHMI Mechanism and downstream consequences of branch site proofreading Cell and Molecular Biology Jon Staley
Ding,Jennifer Pritzker Endowment for the Neurosciences Neurobiology Neurobiology TBA
Flynn,Peter NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Evolutionary Biology Committee on Evolutionary Biology TBA
Fosque,Ben NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Francisco Bezanilla
Gileta,Alexander Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards GWAS for the attribution of incentive salience in outbred rats Human Genetics Abraham Palmer
Grossnickle,David BSD Harper Fellowship Evolutionary Biology Committee on Evolutionary Biology Zhe-Xi Luo, Kenneth Angielczyk
Guzzetta,Alex Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Hedgehog signaling controls a gene regulatory network necessary for directing early cardiovasculogenesis Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Ivan Moskowitz
Hardy,Adam National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Function and evolutionary pasticity of the pectoral fin system of benthic fishes Integrative Biology Melina Hale
Harker,Alyssa National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Shedding mechanisms of different MICA alleles Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics David Kovar
Hu,Qiyuan (Isabelle) RSNA/AAPM Fellowship for Graduate Study in Medical Physics Medical Physics Medical Physics TBD
Liu,Dian China Scholarship Council Fellowship Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics TBD
Liu,Jiawei China Scholarship Council Ecology and evolution Ecology & Evolution TBD
Liu,Yue China Scholarship Council Cancer biology Cancer Biology TBD
Lungmus,Jacqueline Women in Science Graduate Fellowship (Field Museum) Macroevolutionary patterns of Permian synapsids, focusing primarily on the morphological disparity and functional diversity of their pectoral girdles Integrative Biology Zhe-Xi Luo, Kenneth Angielczyk
Marcus,Joe NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Human Genetics Human Genetics John Novembre
McAuley,Erin Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Awards The role of Sox2 in prostate epithelium development, regeneration and hyperplasia Molecular Pathogenesis and Molecular Medicine Donald Vander Griend
Mercado-Diaz,Joel Ford Foundation Fellowship Evolutionary Biology Committee on Evolutionary Biology Thorsten Lumbsch
Miller,Brooke Gates Millennium Scholars Program Neurobiology Neurobiology TBD
Montefiori,Lindsey Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Elucidation of long-range gene regulation during cardiomyocyte development Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Marcelo Nobrega
Mozaffari,Sahar Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Allele specific and parent of origin effects on gene expression and cardiovascular disease associated traits Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Carole Ober, advisor
Parameswaran,Ramya Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Silicon nanowires for probing effects of membrane voltage on the TCR-CD3 complex Biophysical Sciences Bozhi Tian, Erin Adams
Park,Yeonwoo Samsung Scholarship Genetics, genomics, and systems biology Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology TBD
Perez-Neut,Mathew NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Cancer Biology Cancer Biology Yingming Zhao
Piland,Natalia National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Social ecological systems and urban birds in the neotropics Committee on Evolutionary Biology John Bates
Rich,Ashley National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Optogenetic dissection of the roles of Rho GTPases in polarizing Drosophila neuroblasts Cell and Molecular Biology Michael Glotzer
Roman,Christina HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study engineering a new tool to crystalize RNA by developing a new phage displayed library of synthetic antibody fragments Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Joseph Piccirilli
Rose,Sean Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Task-based optimization of acquisition parameters in digital breast tomosynthesis Medical Physics Xiaochuan Pan, advisor
Sahu,Aneesha Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Tactile coding in cuneate nucleus Computational Neuroscience Sliman Bensmaia
Silliman,Katherine National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships A genomic and experimental characterization of local adaptation Committee on Evolutionary Biology TBD
Simmons,Dana Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Abnormal cerebellar physiology in the 15q11-13 model of autism Neurobiology Christian Hansel
Speed,DeQuantarius (DJ) HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study How plants mobilize immune signals from sites of infection to uninfected sites to prime immune responses and help combat infection in uninfected sites Cell and Molecular Biology Jean Greenberg
Speed,DeQuantarius (DJ) Ford Foundation Fellowship Cell Biology Cell and Molecular Biology Jean Greenberg
Sundaravel,Sriram NIH National Cancer Institute F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award LEVERAGING EPIGENETIC AND EPITRANSCRIPTOMIC ABERRATIONS IN CANCER TO IDENTIFY MOLECULAR TARGETS FOR DESIGNING THERAPY Cancer Biology Amittha Wickrema
Supriya,K. Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Species diversity patterns, competition, avian biology, social behavior Committee on Evolutionary Biology Trevor Price
Tenger-Trolander,Ayse NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program N/A Ecology & Evolution Marcus Kronforst
Tiwari,Payal NIH National Cancer Institute F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award Metabolically active macrophages: A novel link between obesity and triple negative breast cancer Cancer Biology Marsha Rosner
White,Alexander National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Competition and its effects on community structure along species richness gradients in birds Ecology & Evolution Trevor Price
Whitehurst,Hannah NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program N/A Ecology & Evolution Joy Bergelson
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