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 (over 50 in 2019-20).

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
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
Baeza-Loya, Selina HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study The impact of diverse ion channels on sensory neuron function Neurobiology Ruth Anne Eatock
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
Cavanaugh, Kate HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Cell mechanics and cell shape change Development, Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology Margaret Gardel
deLaittre, Elizabeth NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Changes in neural population activity during motor skill learning Computational Neuroscience Jason MacLean
Ding, Jennifer NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Motion Processing in the Retina Neurobiology Wei Wei
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
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
Fialko, Kristina NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Evolutionary ecology of high altitude birds Ecology & Evolution Trevor Prince
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
Gleason, Kevin Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award Mapping multiple complex and omics trait-associations using summary statistics Public Health Sciences Lin Chen
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
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
Henderson, Katharine NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Mechanosensation in the pectoral fins of larval zebrafish Integrative Biology Melina Hale
Hernandez, Cody HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Prp22-dependent 3' splice site selection and fidelity Cell and Molecular Biology Jonathan Staley
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
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
Laurence-Chasen, Jeffrey NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Neuromechanics of jaw and tongue movements during feeding Integrative Biology Callum Ross
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
Ledesma, Hector Enrique Acaron Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Mechanisms underlying orientation selectivity in the mature mouse retina Biophysical Sciences Wei Wei
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
Liu, Mira NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Medical Physics Medical Physics Unassigned
Long, Katie Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Texture coding in lateral parietal cortex Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program – MD/PhD Sliman Bensmaia
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
Meng, Julia NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Circuit development in Drosophila larva Cell and Molecular Biology Elizabeth Heckscher
Miller, AJ Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Higher-order thalamic input to primary sensory cortex Neurobiology S. Murray Sherman
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
Miller, Zachary NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Community assembly, coexistence, and analysis of biodiversity data Ecology & Evolution Stefano Allesina
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
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
O'Connell, Meghan NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Initiation of actin cytoskeleton self-organization Cell and Molecular Biology David Kovar
Park, Yeonwoo Samsung Scholarship Genetics, genomics, and systems biology Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Joe Thornton
Parker, William Clinical Investigator Award Mending a broken heart allocation system with machine learning Public Health Sciences Robert Gibbons
Perez-Neut, Mathew NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Cancer Biology Cancer Biology Yingming Zhao
Randolph, Haley NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Life-Sciences - Genomics Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology Unassigned
Reda, Weldeyared Wadsworth International Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation Craniofacial ontogeny and function of early humans and extant apes Integrative Biology Zeray Alemseged
Rhodes, Katie Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award Mapping functional variation in gene regulatory dynamics during human cardiomyocyte differentiation Human Genetics Yoav Gilad
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
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
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
Rosenberg, Jillian NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Direct visualization and comparison of T cell and NK cell receptor dynamics Cancer Biology Jun Huang
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
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
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
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
Washington III, Charles HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study Gene - Environment Interactions and Epigenetics Human Genetics Carol Ober
Whitehurst, Hannah NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Community characteristics of microbial communities from field plants Ecology & Evolution Joy Bergelson
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
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
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
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