Molecular Biology Student Fellowship Awards
We are pleased to announce that the following students in the Molecular Biology Department have been awarded graduate research fellowships.
Sean Liu, MD/PhD student in Tom Shenk’s laboratory, was awarded an American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship for his research proposal "Characterization of Human Cytomegalovirus UL37 Protein in Vascular Cell Types". The American Heart Association focuses on research broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease. The predoctoral fellowships are meant to help initiate careers in cardiovascular research.
Manav Korpol, PhD student in Yibin Kang’s laboratory was awarded a Department of Defense Breast Cancer Pre-doctoral fellowship for his research proposal “A Mouse Model for In Vivo Detection and Disruption of TGF-Beta Signaling in Breast Cancer Metastasis”. Manav’s fellowship will start in September of 2008.
Ben Tiede, PhD student in Yibin Kang’s laboratory was awarded a Department of Defense Breast Cancer Predoctoral fellowship for his research proposal “Tracking Mouse Mammary Stem Cell Dynamics During Breast Cancer and Pregnancy”. Ben’s fellowship will begin in March of 2009.
The goal of the Pre-doctoral Breast Cancer Research Program is to support promising graduate students with a personal commitment to breast cancer research and prepare those individuals for successful breast cancer careers.