Molecular Biology Student Fellowship Awards 2008
We are pleased to announce that the following students in the Molecular Biology Department were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships for 2008 in the areas of Neuroscience, Computational Biology, Genomics and Microbiology: Jessica Landis (2nd year, Murphy lab), Alejandro Ochoa (2nd year; Singh lab), Marshall Reaves (1st year), John Rickgauer (2nd year; Tank lab), Eric Suh (1st year), and Charles Warden (1st year). The National Science Foundation received over 8,000 applications for the NSF 2008 Graduate Research Fellowship. The applications were reviewed based on their intellectual merit and broader impact. The 913 most promising graduate students in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics were awarded this highly competitive fellowship.
The NSF also recognizes outstanding applicants in the form of Honorable mention. Several of our students received this recognition of their achievement. They include: Bingni Wen Brunton (2nd year, Brody lab), Robert Cooper (2nd year, Cox lab), Tal Kramer (1st year), Jack Lee (1st year), Leah Owens (1st year), Jessica Schaffer (2nd year, Bassler lab).
In addition to the NSF fellowship, Marshall Reaves also received the Dept. of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship award, as well as the Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. Yanling Dorothy Zhao (1st year) was awarded the predoctoral fellowship sponsored by the National Science & Engineering Research Council of Canada. This fellowship provides financial support to the most outstanding eligible students pursuing master's or doctoral studies in a Canadian or a foreign university.