Awarded Student Fellowships, 2021-22

There are many funding opportunities available for graduate students in the Biological Science Division. Approximately 11% of our students are supported by individual fellowships (nearly 50 in 2020-21).

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

Student
Fellowship Research topic Degree Programs Advisor
Acero Bedoya, Santiago NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Understanding the role of PTPN22 in anti-tumor immunity Cancer Biology Thomas Gajewski
Adegunsoye, Ayodeji Mentored patient-oriented research career development award Improving pulmonary fibrosis classification with genomics informed phenotypic clusters Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Yoav Gilad
Aracena, Katherine HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Genetic and social determinants of inter-individual variation in immune responses Human Genetics Luis Barreiro
Baeza-Loya, Selina HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study The impact of diverse ion channels on sensory neuron function Neurobiology Ruth Anne Eatock
Blanc, Jennifer Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Accurate and robust inference of mutational bias across complex traits and diseases Human Genetics Jeremy Berg
Borregard, Megan NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Regulation of effector function in tissue resident T cells Biophysical Sciences Bana Jabri
deLaittre, Elizabeth NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Changes in neural population activity during motor skill learning Computational Neuroscience Jason MacLean
Fialko, Kristina NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Evolutionary ecology of high altitude birds Ecology & Evolution Trevor Prince
Frazier, Katya Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award The role of the peripheral liver circadian clock and diurnal gut microbial mediators in the regulation of hepatic gluconeogenesis Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition Gene Chang
Frith, Mary Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Microbiota-dependent early life programming of gastrointestinal motility Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Matthew Brady
Gertsenshteyn, Inna Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Correcting [18]F-Misonidazole PET with MRI and EPR to improve hypoxia-guided radiation therapy Medical Physics Chin-Tu Chen and Howard Halpern
Glauninger, Hendrik Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Understanding mRNA condensation and its role in translational control during stress Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Tobin Sosnick, D. Allan Drummond
Greaney, Marie Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Characterizing motor control and variability at the single-cell level in larval Drosophila Neurobiology Ellie Heckscher
Hall, Jonathan American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship Dissecting novel chromatin-enriched RNA regulators of cardiac inflammation and rhythm Cell and Molecular Biology Alexander Ruthenburg
Hasse, Adam Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Quantitative MRI of Multiple Sclerosis Medical Physics Timothy Carroll
Hernandez, Cody HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Prp22-dependent 3' splice site selection and fidelity Cell and Molecular Biology Jonathan Staley
Huggins, Rosemary Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Crosstalk to Endocrine Therapy Resistance in the Context of ERa-Y537S Cancer Biology Geoffrey Greene
Hung, Anthony Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Determing the genetic basis of responses to biomechanical strain in an in vitro model of osteoarthritis Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Yoav Gilad
Keplinger, Amanda NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Nuclear import of nucleic acid binding proteins Cell and Molecular Biology Alexander Ruthenberg
Keyport, Samantha Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Cellular stress sensing via biomolecular condensation Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Alan Drummond
Li, Jin American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship Mechano-sensitive lactate dehydrogenase A (LDHA) regulates endothelial epigenome and atherosclerosis Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition Yun Fang
Liu, Mira NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Medical Physics Medical Physics Unassigned
Lobb-Rabe, Meike Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award DIP is required for synaptic elaboration and function Cell and Molecular Biology Robert Carrillo
MacDonald, Margo Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Neutrophil extracellular traps and the intersection of the immune and biophysical microenvironments Biophysical Sciences Melody Swartz and Margaret Gardel
Martin, Hannah NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Adaptations for fast synaptic transmission at vestibular hair cells Neurobiology Ruth Anne Eatock
McDonough, Matthew HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study --- Cell and Molecular Biology Jonathan Staley
McKinnon, Claire Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Direct and transthalamic pathways between primary and secondary visual cortex Computational Neuroscience S. Murray Sherman
Meng, Julia NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Circuit development in Drosophila larva Cell and Molecular Biology Elizabeth Heckscher
Miller, Zachary NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Community assembly, coexistence, and analysis of biodiversity data Ecology & Evolution Stefano Allesina
Moore, Dalton Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Developing a network-based encoding model of motor cortex during natural behavior of the unconstrained marmoset Computational Neuroscience Nicholas Hatsopoulos
Morgan, Jessica USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Workforce Development Grant Investigation of the interactions of pamps and damps, namely Flg22 and phytosulfokine Biophysical Sciences Jean Greenberg and Bozhi Tian
Olivera Velarde, Daniela American Association of Physicists in Medicine Medical physics Medical Physics Sam Armato
Pabon, Elise Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Differential female response to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Neurobiology Harriet deWit
Park, Yeonwoo Samsung Scholarship Genetics, genomics, and systems biology Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Joe Thornton
Patton, Jaeda NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Accessibility of novel phenotypes in ancestral protein sequence space Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Joseph Thornton
Peysakhovich, Barbara Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Hippocampal-prefrontal mechanisms of learning to learn Computational Neuroscience David Freedman
Randolph, Haley Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Genetic determinants of inter-individual variation in the dynamic transcriptional innate immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Luis Barreiro
Reda, Weldeyared Wadsworth International Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation Craniofacial ontogeny and function of early humans and extant apes Integrative Biology Zeray Alemseged
Rhoda, Daniel NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Geometric morphometric methods & evolvability across macroevolutionary timescales Committee on Evolutionary Biology Kenneth Angielczyk & David Jablonski
Rhodes, Katie Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Mapping functional variation in gene regulatory dynamics during human cardiomyocyte differentiation Human Genetics Yoav Gilad
Rodriguez, Donald Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Impact of TCR-pMHC affinity on prostate-specific CD4+ T cell development and function Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Peter Savage
Schulz, Grace NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Octopus arm regeneration Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Clifton Ragsdale
Sepich, Caraline Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Investigating METTL5-regulated translational changes in hepatocellular carcinoma Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Chuan He
Shelchkova, Natalya Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award The role of thalamus in cortical function and tactile perception Computational Neuroscience Sliman Bensmaia
Smith, Hadley American Association of Physicists in Medicine Medical physics Medical Physics Patrick LaRiviere
Sorokina, Anastasia NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Using serial electron microscopy to study connections between neurons Neurobiology Bobby Kasthuri
Speed, Dequantarius HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Molecular basis of AZI1-mediated pathogen defense Cell and Molecular Biology Jean Greenberg
Sponheim, Caleb National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program Decomposition of movement coding in motor cortex Computational Neuroscience Nicholas Hatsopoulos
Steiner, Margaret NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program --- Human Genetics --
Tamayo, Lizeth Gates Millenium Scholars Program Genetic epidemiology and the return of genetic results Public Health Sciences Brandon Pierce
Tokamov, Sherzod NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Upstream regulation of the Hippo pathway Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Rick Fehon
Trinkle, Timothy Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award A novel multi-modal, multi-scale imaging pipeline for the validation of diffusion MRI of the brain Medical Physics Patrick La Riviere
Valbuena, Fernando HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study --- Cell and Molecular Biology Benjamin Glick
Valbuena, Fernando HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study --- Cell and Molecular Biology Benjamin Glick
Veseli, Iva NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Metabolism reconstruction and microbial 'omics Biophysical Sciences Bana Jabri and A. Murat Eren
Washington III, Charles HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Gene - Environment Interactions and Epigenetics Human Genetics Carol Ober
Yamsek, Melvin NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Structural and functional characterization of a TMCO1-translocon complex Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Robert Keenan
Instagram Facebook Youtube