Awarded Student Fellowships, 2020-2021

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
Smith, Hadley American Association of Physicists in Medicine Medical physics Medical Physics Patrick LaRiviere
Olivera Velarde, Daniela American Association of Physicists in Medicine Medical physics Medical Physics Sam Armato
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
Hansen, Grace American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship Genetics, Genomics and System Biology Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Marcelo Nobrega
Parker, William Clinical Investigator Award Mending a broken heart allocation system with machine learning Public Health Sciences Robert Gibbons
Tamayo, Lizeth Gates Millenium Scholars Program Genetic epidemiology and the return of genetic results Public Health Sciences Brandon Pierce
Speed, Dequantarius HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Molecular basis of AZI1-mediated pathogen defense Cell and Molecular Biology Jean Greenberg
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
Washington III, Charles HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Gene - Environment Interactions and Epigenetics Human Genetics Carol Ober
Cavanaugh, Kate HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Cell mechanics and cell shape change Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Margaret Gardel
Hernandez, Cody HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Prp22-dependent 3' splice site selection and fidelity Cell and Molecular Biology Jonathan Staley
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
Broder, Brittany National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship The uptake of nanoparticles in tumors for imaging via high-energy proton radiography Medical Physics Chin-Tu Chen
Sponheim, Caleb National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program Decomposition of movement coding in motor cortex Computational Neuroscience Nicholas Hatsopoulos
Dolcen, Deniz NIH National Cancer Institute F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award Biological and cancer-associated role of epitranscriptomic gene expression regulation Cancer Biology Suzanne Conzen
Laurence-Chasen, Jeffrey NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Neuromechanics of jaw and tongue movements during feeding Integrative Biology Callum Ross
Miller, Zachary NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Community assembly, coexistence, and analysis of biodiversity data Ecology & Evolution Stefano Allesina
Randolph, Haley NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Life-Sciences - Genomics Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Unassigned
Liu, Mira NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Medical Physics Medical Physics Unassigned
Perez-Neut, Mathew NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Cancer Biology Cancer Biology Yingming Zhao
deLaittre, Elizabeth NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Changes in neural population activity during motor skill learning Computational Neuroscience Jason MacLean
O'Connell, Meghan NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Initiation of actin cytoskeleton self-organization Cell and Molecular Biology David Kovar
Whitehurst, Hannah NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Community characteristics of microbial communities from field plants Ecology & Evolution Joy Bergelson
Ding, Jennifer NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Motion Processing in the Retina Neurobiology Wei Wei
Sorokina, Anastasia NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Using serial electron microscopy to study connections between neurons Neurobiology Bobby Kasthuri
Fialko, Kristina NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Evolutionary ecology of high altitude birds Ecology & Evolution Trevor Prince
Tokamov, Sherzod NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Upstream regulation of the Hippo pathway Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Rick Fehon
Meng, Julia NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Circuit development in Drosophila larva Cell and Molecular Biology Elizabeth Heckscher
Rosenberg, Jillian NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Direct visualization and comparison of T cell and NK cell receptor dynamics Cancer Biology Jun Huang
Keyport, Samantha Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Cellular stress sensing via biomolecular condensation Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Alan Drummond
Pabon, Elise Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Differential female response to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Neurobiology Harriet deWit
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
McKinnon, Claire Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Direct and transthalamic pathways between primary and secondary visual cortex Computational Neuroscience S. Murray Sherman
Lobb-Rabe, Meike Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award DIP is required for synaptic elaboration and function Cell and Molecular Biology Robert Carrillo
Hasse, Adam Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Quantitative MRI of Multiple Sclerosis Medical Physics Timothy Carroll
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 Immunology Luis Barreiro
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
Higgs, Emily Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Rational approaches to achieving tumor-specific T cell infiltration in non-T cell inflamed tumors Immunology Thomas Gajewski
Zayyad,Zaina Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Excitatory and inhibitory mechanisms of divisive normalization in mouse V1 Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD John Maunsell and Jason MacLean
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
Moline, Daniel Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Determining the contribution of Sox2 to prostate stem cell activity and benign prostate hyperplasia Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Donald Vander Griend
Lazarevic, Sonja Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award A Tbx5-Atp2a2 gene regulatory network for cardiac rhythm Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Ivan Moskowitz
Zhu, Allen Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award The effects of ERK2-induced phosphorylation of METTL3 on N6-methyladenosine (m6A) mRNA methylation in melanoma Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Chuan He
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
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
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
Rhodes, Katie Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Mapping functional variation in gene regulatory dynamics during human cardiomyocyte differentiation Human Genetics Yoav Gilad
Yoo, Hanuel Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Investigating the disaggregation of stress-induced phase-separated poly(A)-binding protein (Pab1) by its cognate disaggregation system Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Alan Drummond
Long, Katie Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Texture coding in lateral parietal cortex Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Sliman Bensmaia
Shaw, Dustin Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Adaptive immunity in primary sclerosing cholangitis patients at risk for colorectal cancer Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Patrick Wilson and Bana Jabri
Ledesma, Hector Enrique Acaron Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Mechanisms underlying orientation selectivity in the mature mouse retina Biophysical Sciences Wei Wei
Frazer, 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
Miller, AJ Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Higher-order thalamic input to primary sensory cortex Neurobiology S. Murray Sherman
Schnorenberg, Matthew Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award A potent and specific approach to targeing B-cell lymphoma Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Matthew Tirrell
Lee, Victoria Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Defining tolerance mechanisms regulating self-specific T cells Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Peter Savage
Rocha, Manuel Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award The role of Cdx factors in zebrafish neural crest regionalization Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Victoria Prince
Peysakhovich, Barbara Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Hippocampal-prefrontal mechanisms of learning to learn Computational Neuroscience David Freedman
Imgruet, Molly Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards The role of Cux1 in the pathogenesis of therapy-related myeloid neoplasms Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Megan McNerney
Park, Yeonwoo Samsung Scholarship Genetics, genomics, and systems biology Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Joe Thornton
Reda, Weldeyared Wadsworth International Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation Craniofacial ontogeny and function of early humans and extant apes Integrative Biology Zeray Alemseged
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