Bridget Chak (GGSB) awarded prestigious Google Fellowship

Bridget Chak (Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology) is a 2023 recipient of the prestigious Google Fellowship in recognition of her contributions to science and her potential to become a leader in her field.

"Google PhD Fellowship students are a select group recognized by Google researchers and their institutions as some of the most promising young academics in the world...These awards have been presented to exemplary PhD students in computer science and related fields. We [Google] have given these students unique fellowships to acknowledge their contributions to their areas of specialty and provide funding for their education and research. We look forward to working closely with them as they continue to become leaders in their respective fields."

Chak's research mentor is Luis Barrerio. She is interested in population genetics and health and is currently researching adaptive admixture and convergent evolution in hunter-gatherer populations.