Awarded Student Fellowships, 2019-2020

There are many funding opportunities available for graduate students in the Biological Science Division. Over 11% of our students are supported by individual fellowships (51 in 2018-19).

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
Reda,Weldeyared Wadsworth International Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation Craniofacial ontogeny and function of early humans and extant apes Integrative Biology Zeray Alemseged
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
VanOpstall, Calvin Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Disruption of MEIS1-HOXB13 interaction as a detrimental event in prostate cancer initiation and progression Cancer Biology Donald Vander Griend
Johnston, W. Jeff Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award What goes where: Using stimulus representations from both visual streams to guide behavior Computational Neuroscience David Freedman
Canavan, Sophia Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Mechanisms underlying the role of sleep in procedural learning Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Daniel Margoliash
Clark, Michael Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Structural and pharmacological dynamics of KCNQ2: A cryoEM and biophysics study Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Eduardo Perozo
Miller, AJ Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Higher-order thalamic input to primary sensory cortex Neurobiology S. Murray Sherman
Long, Katie Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Texture coding in lateral parietal cortex - Resubmission 01 Computational Neuroscience Sliman Bensmaia
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
Mittleman, Briana Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Mapping alternative polyadenylation QTLs in induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Yoav Gilad
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
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
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
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
Ranjeva, Sylvia Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Modeling the Dynamics of Human Papillomavirus to Inform Vaccination Strategy Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Sarah Cobey and Greg Dwyer
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
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
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
Mcsorley, Eloesa Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Gene by early life environment interaction on cognitive decline Public Health Sciences Diane Lauderdale
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
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
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
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
Rodgriguez, 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
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 Peter Savage
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
Hu, Qiyuan (Isabelle) RSNA/AAPM Fellowship for Graduate Study in Medical Physics Medical Physics Medical Physics Unassigned
Rosenberg, Jillian NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Direct visualization and comparison of T cell and NK cell receptor dynamics Cancer Biology Jun Huang
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
Bitter, Mark NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Natural fluctuations in ocean pH and its consequences for marine species Ecology & Evolution Cathy Pfister
Randolph, Haley NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Life-Sciences - Genomics Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Unassigned
Perez-Neut, Mathew NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Cancer Biology Cancer Biology Yingming Zhao
Beiriger, Anastasia NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Motor neuron migration in zebrafish Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Victoria Prince
Flynn, Peter NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Evolutionary Biology Committee on Evolutionary Biology Corrie Moreau
Fosque, Ben NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Francisco Bezanilla
Liu, Mira NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Medical Physics Medical Physics Unassigned
Ding, Jennifer NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Motion Processing in the Retina Neurobiology Wei Wei
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
George, Andrew NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Functional Morphology and Evolution of Fish Swimming Integrative Biology Mark Westneat
Craddock, Christopher NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Mechanism and downstream consequences of branch site proofreading Cell and Molecular Biology Jonathan Staley
Henderson, Katharine NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Mechanosensation in the pectoral fins of larval zebrafish Integrative Biology Melina Hale
Meng, Julia NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Circuit development in Drosophila larva Cell and Molecular Biology Elizabeth Heckscher
Fessler, Jessica NIH National Cancer Institute F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Award Identifying mechanisms of microbiota-dependent anti-tumor immune modulation and metabolically manipulating bacteria to improve treatment efficacy Cancer Biology Thomas Gajewski
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
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
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
Speed, Dequantarius HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Molecular basis of AZI1-mediated pathogen defense Cell and Molecular Biology Jean Greenberg
Washington III, Charles HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Gene - Environment Interactions and Epigenetics Human Genetics Carol Ober
Baeza-Loya,Selina HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study The impact of diverse ion channels on sensory neuron function Neurobiology Ruth Anne Eatock
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
Otoo, Ben Field Museum of Natural History Armour Graduate Fellowship Early tetrapod paleontology & late paleozoic paleoecology Committee on Evolutionary Biology Michael Coates
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
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