Awarded Student Fellowships, 2018-2019

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.

Student Fellowship Research topic Degree Programs Advisorsort descending
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
Gray,Olivia Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Functional analyses of EPAS1 alleles from populations adapted to high altitude Human Genetics Anna Di Rienzo
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
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
Magnaye, Kevin Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Elucidating the role of mitochondrial and X chromosome variation on the genetic architecture of complex traits Human Genetics Carol Ober
Washington III, Charles 2018 HHMI Gilliam Fellow Gene - Environment Interactions and Epigenetics Human Genetics Carol Ober
Bitter, Mark NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Natural fluctuations in ocean pH and its consequences for marine species Ecology & Evolution Cathy Pfister
Silliman, Katherine National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships A genomic and experimental characterization of local adaptation Committee on Evolutionary Biology Cathy Pfister
Hsu, Phillip Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Role of post-transcriptional RNA modification 2'OMe in viral infection Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Chuan He
Flynn, Peter NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Evolutionary Biology Committee on Evolutionary Biology Corrie Moreau
Canavan, Sophia Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Mechanisms underlying the role of sleep in procedural learning Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Daniel Margoliash
Johnston, W. Jeff Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards What goes where: Using stimulus representations from both visual streams to guide behavior Computational Neuroscience David Freedman
O'Connell, Meghan 2018 National Science Graduate Research Fellow Initiation of actin cytoskeleton self-organization Cell and Molecular Biology David Kovar
Mcsorley, Eloesa Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Gene by early life environment interaction on cognitive decline Public Health Sciences Diane Lauderdale
Clark, Michael Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Structural and pharmacological dynamics of KCNQ2: A cryoEM and biophysics study Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Eduardo Perozo
Meng, Julia 2018 National Science Graduate Research Fellow Circuit development in Drosophilia larva Cell and Molecular Biology Ellie Heckscher
Fosque, Ben NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Francisco Bezanilla
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
Park, Yeonwoo Samsung Scholarship Genetics, genomics, and systems biology Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Joe Thornton
Piland, Natalia National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Social ecological systems and urban birds in the neotropics Committee on Evolutionary Biology John Bates
Marcus, Joe NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Human Genetics Human Genetics John Novembre
Craddock, Christopher NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Mechanism and downstream consequences of branch site proofreading Cell and Molecular Biology Jon Staley
Hernandez,Cody 2018 HHMI Gilliam Fellow Prp22-dependent 3' splice site selection and fidelity Cell and Molecular Biology Jonathan Staley
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
Casterline, Ben Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Niche establishment by Bacteroides fragilis Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Julie Bubeck-Wardenburg
Rodriguez, Andres Moya 2018 National Science Graduate Research Fellow Understanding fluid dynamics in the cephalic vein of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients undergoing dialysis Biophysical Sciences Jun Huang
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
Tenger-Trolander, Ayse NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Genetic and evolutionary investigation of migrations in monarch butterflies Ecology & Evolution Marcus Kronforst
Cavanaugh, Kate 2018 HHMI Gilliam Fellow Cell mechanics and cell shape change Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Margaret Gardel
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
Schnorenberg, Matthew Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards A potent and specific approach to targeing B-cell lymphoma Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Matthew Tirrell
Hardy, Adam National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Function and evolutionary pasticity of the pectoral fin system of benthic fishes Integrative Biology Melina Hale
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
Miller, Brooke Gates Millennium Scholars Program Neurobiology Neurobiology Nancy Schwartz
Miller, Christine Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Specificity and function of memory-phenotype CD8+ T cells in the tumor enviornment Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD, Immunology Pete Savage
Lee, Victoria Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Defining tolerance mechanisms regulating self-specific T cells Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Peter Savage
Carryl, Sophia Ford Foundation Fellowship Animal Behavior Committee on Evolutionary Biology Rachel Santymire
Tokamov, Sherzod 2018 National Science Graduate Research Fellow Upstream regulation of the Hippo pathway Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Rick Fehon
Mao, Lindsey Diversifying Faculty in Illinois Fellowship Heart Development Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Robert Ho
Miller, AJ Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Higher-order thalamic input to primary sensory cortex Neurobiology S. Murray Sherman
Sahu, Aneesha Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards Tactile coding in cuneate nucleus Computational Neuroscience Sliman Bensmaia
Liu, Dian China Scholarship Council Fellowship Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics TBD
Hu, Qiyuan (Isabelle) RSNA/AAPM Fellowship for Graduate Study in Medical Physics Medical Physics Medical Physics TBD
Flood,Blake Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Tumor cell-intrinsic STING signaling and IFN-Beta gene regulation in cancer Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Thomas Gajewski
Mercado-Diaz, Joel Ford Foundation Fellowship Evolutionary Biology Committee on Evolutionary Biology Thorsten Lumbsch
Supriya, K. Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Species diversity patterns, competition, avian biology, social behavior Committee on Evolutionary Biology Trevor Price
Fialko, Kristina 2018 National Science Graduate Research Fellow Evolutionary ecology of high altitude birds Ecology & Evolution Trevor Prince
Beiriger, Anastasia NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Motor neuron migration in zebrafish Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Victoria Prince
Rocha, Manuel Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards The role of Cdx factors in zebrafish neural crest regionalization Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Victoria Prince
Ding, Jennifer 2018 National Science Graduate Research Fellow Motion Processing in the Retina Neurobiology Wei Wei
Perez-Neut, Mathew NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Cancer Biology Cancer Biology Yingming Zhao
Blake, Lauren National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Mechanistic underpinnings of genetic regulatory variation Human Genetics Yoav Gilad
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