Eight Fellowships awarded to Molecular Biology

Grants, Fellowships and Awards
Posted on June 7, 2016

Eight fellowships were awarded to Molecular Biology postdoctoral fellows, graduate student, and former postdoctoral fellow.

Dr. Jia Peng, a postdoctoral fellow in the Kang lab, has been awarded a New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project, “Defining Roles of GPR56 in Regulation of Mammary Gland Development and Breast Cancer Progression.”

Dr. Qiang Ding, a postdoctoral fellow in the Ploss lab, has been awarded a New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, “Utilization of a Humanized Mouse Model to Characterize Hepatitis C Virus Induced Hepatocarcinogenesis.”

Dr. Matthew Niepielko, a postdoctoral fellow in the Gavis lab, has been awarded an NIH NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, “Mechanistic analysis of Drosophila germ granule assembly.”

Dr. Heath Johnson, a postdoctoral fellow in the Toettcher lab, has been awarded an NIH NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, “Optogenetic control of spatio-temporal patterning in early embryogenesis.”

Dr. Rachel Kadzik, a postdoctoral fellow in the Petry lab, has been awarded an NIH NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project, “Determining the Molecular Mechanism of Localizing and Activating the Gamma-tubulin Ring Complex (gamma-TuRC) at the Centrosome.”

Dr. Angela Mitchell, a postdoctoral fellow in the Silhavy lab, has been awarded an NIH NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project, “Elucidating stationary phase changes to the outer membrane permeability barrier.”

Alexander Goglia, a Graduate Student in the Toettcher lab, has been awarded an NIH NRSA F30 Pre-doctoral Fellowship for his project, “Optogenetic profiling of functional signaling abnormalities in triple negative breast cancer.”

Dr. Rumela Chakrabarti has been awarded an NIH K22 Transition Career Development Award for her project, “Probing the role of tumor suppressive functions of Elf5 in breast cancer.”  Dr. Chakrabarti is a former postdoctoral fellow in the Kang lab and is now a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania.