Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2010 Annual Report

Graduate and Medical Education Programs

2010-2011 Medical Research Fellows Initial Awards: First Year of Research

Shah Ali
Stanford University School of Medicine
Allireza Alloo
Harvard Medical School
Yi An
Stanford University School of Medicine
Elisa Aquilanti*
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
(Harvard Medical School)
Arinola Awomolo
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
(Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine)
Xue Bai
Duke University School of Medicine
Tatianna Bartch
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
(Harvard Medical School)
Samhita Bhargava
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
(University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine)
Clifton Brock
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Ethan Brown
Weill Cornell Medical College
(University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine)
Miguel Cabarrus
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Edmond Chan
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
(Harvard Medical School)
Linda Chen*
Duke University School of Medicine
(Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Evelyn Cheung
Harvard Medical School
Sheena Chew
Harvard Medical School
Alan Chu
University of Michigan Medical School
Kerry Colby
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Karen Condon
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Kathleen Cook
New York University School of Medicine
(Rockefeller University)
Margaret Cooke
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Avraham Cooper
Harvard Medical School
Michael Coulter
Harvard Medical School
Leah Couture
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Ilka Decker
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Nicholas Dewyer
University of Michigan Medical School
Daniel Duncan
Yale School of Medicine
Heng Duong
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Ashraf El Naga
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Annie Fang
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Deepa Galaiya
Stanford University School of Medicine
Erin Gillespie
University of Michigan Medical School
Adam Gomez
Baylor College of Medicine
Adele Goodloe
Mayo Medical School
Nicole Joy
Duke University School of Medicine
Kimberly Kanada
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
Gurvinder Kaur*
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Kathryn Kemere
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
(University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine)
Anna Krawisz
Stanford University School of Medicine
Jared Kushner
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Hanhan Li
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
David Lin
Harvard Medical School
James Liu
New York University School of Medicine
Benjamin Lok
New York University School of Medicine
(Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
Benjamin Macadangdang
Duke University School of Medicine
(David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA)
Nina Mann
Harvard Medical School
Christine McMahon
Duke University School of Medicine
(Harvard Medical School)
Melanie McNally
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Keshav Menon
Indiana University School of Medicine
Camilo Molina
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Laura Navarro
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Connor O'Brien
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Philip Pauerstein
Stanford University School of Medicine
Courtney Pendleton*
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Edward Pham
Stanford University School of Medicine
Kris Prado
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Giulio Quarta
New York University School of Medicine
Ori Rackovsky
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Lara Rosenbaum
Yale School of Medicine
Stephen Rosenberg
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Edward Ruane
Duke University School of Medicine
Jill Schappa**
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Alison Schram
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
Ryan Schubert
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stephen Seedial
Weill Cornell Medical College
(University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Bryan Sisk
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Sarah Sunshine***
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Mamie Thant
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Vanja Varenika
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Meghan Vermillion**
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
David Voce*
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chenwei Wu
Duke University School of Medicine
Albert Yeh
Harvard Medical School
Neeha Zaidi
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
(Rockefeller University)
Xiaolong Zhou
Duke University School of Medicine
(Harvard Medical School)
 

Continued Awards: Second Year of Research

Matthew Kole
Baylor College of Medicine
Michael Paolini
Baylor College of Medicine
Zain Rizvi
Wayne State University School of Medicine
(University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center)

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HHMI-NIH Research Scholars†

Isaac Abecassis
Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine
Adedamola Adepoju
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Leonardo Aliaga
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Aaron Besterman
New York Medical College
Swaroop Bommareddi
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Chad Burk
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Bharat Burman
Tufts University School of Medicine
Elise Cheng
The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center
Donelle Cummings
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Matthew Dallos
Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine
Chandan Das
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Maxime Debrosse
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Jake Decker
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Matthew Desmond
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Michael Erkkinen
Dartmouth Medical School
Daniel Faden
Boston University School of Medicine
Farhoud Faraji
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Rashidah Green
Howard University College of Medicine
Rachael Grodick
The School of Medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center
Tracy Hadnott
Duke University School of Medicine
Aditya Halthore
Dartmouth Medical School
Jacqueline Herold
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Amanda Herzog
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Stephanie Histed
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Maanasa Indaram
Duke University School of Medicine
Rajiv Iyer
New York University School of Medicine
Grace Kim
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Daniel King‡
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Wei-Chu Lai
New York University School of Medicine
Cecilia Larocca
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Philip Lim
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School
Fan Liu
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Andrew McClary
Tulane University School of Medicine
Raymond Mirasol‡
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Amirali Modir Shanechi
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Christopher Morrison
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Samuel Myerowitz-Vanderhoek
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Quang Nguyen
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Toral Parikh
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Ralph Peace
North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Sonya Purushothaman
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Sneha Ramakrishna
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Aliye Runyan
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Philip Schmalz
Tulane University School of Medicine
Angela Shih
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Carol Yan
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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James H. Gilliam Jr. Fellowships for Advanced Study

Flavian D. Brown
Harvard University
Mariam El-Ashmawy
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Rachel A. Johnston
University of California, Los Angeles
Silvia N. Kariuki
University of Chicago
Lisandro Maya-Ramos
University of California, San Francisco

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Med into Grad Initiative (Four-year grants)

Baylor College of Medicine
$700,000
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
$700,000
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
$700,000
Cornell University
$700,000
Emory University
$700,000
Harvard Medical School
$600,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
$700,000
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
$700,000
Rice University
$700,000
Tufts University School of Medicine
$700,000
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
$700,000
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
$700,000
University of California, San Diego, Medical Center
$700,000
University of California, San Francisco
$700,000
University of Chicago
$700,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
$700,000
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
$700,000
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
$700,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
$700,000
The University of Utah
$700,000
University of Washington
$700,000
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
$700,000
Yale University
$700,000

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Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program

HHMI Professors(Four-year grants, payments begin in FY 2011)

Winston A. Anderson, Ph.D.
Howard University
$600,000
Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
$600,000
Catherine L. Drennan, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
$800,000
Sarah C.R. Elgin, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
$800,000
Irving R. Epstein, Ph.D.
Brandeis University
$600,000
Jo Handelsman, Ph.D.
Yale University
$800,000
Graham F. Hatfull, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh
$800,000
Richard M. Losick, Ph.D.
Harvard University
$600,000
Diane K. O'Dowd, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
$600,000
Baldomero Olivera, Ph.D.
University of Utah
$800,000
Scott A. Strobel, Ph.D.
Yale University
$600,000
Graham C. Walker, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
$600,000
Isiah M. Warner, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University
$600,000

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Research Universities (Four-year grants, payments begin in FY 2011)

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
$1.5 million
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
$1 million
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California
$1.6 million
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$1 million
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
$1 million
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
$1.2 million
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
$800,000
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
$800,000
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
$1 million
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
$1.8 million
Florida International University
Miami, Florida
$1 million
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
$1.6 million
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
$800,000
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
$1.6 million
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
$1.5 million
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$1.4 million
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
$1.8 million
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
$1.2 million
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
$1.8 million
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
$1.5 million
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
$2 million
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania
$1 million
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
$1.5 million
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
$1.5 million
Rice University
Houston, Texas
$1.2 million
State University of New York at Binghamton
Binghamton, New York
$1.4 million
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York
$1.5 million
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$1.5 million
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
$1.8 million
University of California, Davis
Davis, California
$1.2 million
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
$1.2 million
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
$1 million
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
$1.8 million
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
$1.2 million
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
$1.2 million
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland
$1.5 million
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland
$1.5 million
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
$1.4 million
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota
$1.5 million
University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, Missouri
$1.5 million
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$1.3 million
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
$1.3 million
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
$1.5 million
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$1.2 million
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
$1.6 million
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
$1.4 million
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia
$1.4 million
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
$1.6 million
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
$1 million
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
$1.6 million

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HHMI’s Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP)

Sarah Aguirre
New Mexico State University
Oluwakemi Aladesuyi Arogundade
Washington University in St. Louis
Anissa Alexander
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Steve Amaefuna
Carleton College
Robert Amezquita
University of California, San Diego
Ramina Amino
University of California, San Diego
Danya Anouti
Arizona State University
Ameer Armaly
Furman University
Peter Beah
University of Maryland, College Park
Stephanie Bowles
Hampton University
Isaac Businger
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nitzy Bustamante
Franklin & Marshall College
Romina Clemente
Davidson College
Nicole Dautel
Duke University
Maria Dewendt
Georgia State University
Julio Diaz
University of Miami
Jorge Dinis
San Jose State University
Nii Darku Dodoo
Morehouse College
Victoria Fashakin
Tufts University
Estefania Fernandez
University of Texas at Austin
Elisa Frankel
Mount Holyoke College
Angel Garcia
Brandeis University
Robert Garcia
University of Colorado at Boulder
Ciara Gimblet
Howard University
Robert Gonzalez
University of Arizona
Abigail Groff
Stanford University
Todd Grover
University of California, Los Angeles
Victoria Hanna
University of California, Irvine
Nadia Herrera
University of Texas at El Paso
Aisha Hilliard
Duke University
Samantha Hinds
Smith College
Danielle Hooker
Oakwood University
Sofia Infante
Whitman College
Bianca Islam
Georgia State University
Joanie Jean
Swarthmore College
Jessica Jimenez
University of California, Los Angeles
Joshua Jones
Morehouse College
Sandra Jones
Spelman College
Kristina Kesel
Clemson University
Rima Kharbush
Gustavus Adolphus College
Oluwatomi Lanre-Amos
Harvard University
Derica Laramore
Emory University
Maian Lopian
North Carolina Central University
Dyana Lucas
University of Montana
Samar Mahmoud
Drew University
Nathalie Malcolm
Louisiana State University and A & M College
Colette Martin
University of California, Riverside
Connie Martin
University of California, Riverside
Kellan McLemore
Carleton College
Amar Mirza
University of Georgia
Ike Muniez Jr.
University of Texas, Pan American
Nellin Njovu
Trinity University
Kwadwo Opoku-Nsiah
Colby College
Gladys Palaguachi
Smith College
Anita Patrick
Clemson University
Kevin Perkins
Rice University
Akanksha Rajeurs
University of Georgia
Shan'Terika Remo
Louisiana State University and A & M College
Fernando Rodriguez Perez
Gonzaga University
Krystal Salazar
University of Florida
Jason Schott
California State University, Fullerton
Nematullah Sharaf
University of Massachusetts
Kailan Sierra-Davidson
Harvard University
Candice Thompson
Howard University
Gabriela Toledo
University of Miami
Devan Turner
University of Delaware
Amanda Urbina
University of Arizona
Eric Velazquez
University of California, Davis
Rosalie Virata
California State University-Fullerton
Andre Walcott
Bowdoin College
Jillian Walton
College of William and Mary
Jackline Wanjala
Yale University
Robert Wardlow II
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Whitney White
University of Pittsburgh
Brandon Wilkins
University of Texas at Austin
Temesgen Woldeyesus
University of California, Davis
Victor Wongk
Oakwood University
Joseph Yawe
University of Massachusetts

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Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area Initiatives

Audubon Naturalist Society
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Grant: Greenkids Environmental Education Lessons
$50,000
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Annapolis, Maryland
Grant: Maryland Environmental Education Program
$150,000
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Greenbelt, Maryland
Grant: Science and Technology Program
$46,000
Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation
Rockville, Maryland
Grant: Elementary Science Leadership Program, Student and Teacher Internship Program, Student Academies of Science, Teacher Professional Development
$550,000

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Loudoun County, Virginia, Initiatives

Loudoun County Public Schools
Leesburg, Virginia
Grant: Teacher Professional Development Institute, Academy of Science, Student Research, Curriculum Development and College Scholarships
$1,000,000

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College Scholarships‡‡

Mona Azadi
Stone Bridge High School
Rachel Mary Caudill
Park View High School
Angelina Ailda Cerimele
Heritage High School
Kara Elizabeth Crosser
Dominion High School
Joshua Hanna Fass
Broad Run High School
Maria Haas
Freedom High School
Jinwon Dan Kim
Briar Woods High School
Victoria Luu
Stone Bridge High School
Anna-Luisa Mirto
Potomac Falls High School
Waheeda Agha Naimi
Loudoun Valley High School
Edgar Fernando Oliveros
Briar Woods High School
Christopher Kevin Palmer
Park View High School
Kally Recinos
Heritage High School
Nicholas Mark Sharp
Dominion High School
Xin (Alan) Shen
Broad Run High School
Adam Matthew Staffen
Potomac Falls High School
Monica Helen Stone
Loudoun County High School
Alex Graeme Thomson
Loudoun Valley High School
Megan Leigh Vahsen
Loudoun County High School
Andrea Wen
Freedom High School

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Other Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Awards

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Washington, D.C.
Grant: Science’s Education Forum
$40,000
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
Grant: Colorado Learning Assistant Model
$100,000
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Grant: Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology
$140,000

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Educational Resources

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association (WETA)
Arlington, Virginia
Grant: Science reporting on the PBS NewsHour
$100,000

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Other Awards

United Way of Loudoun County and Other Community Organizations in Loudoun County and Northern Virginia
Leesburg, Virginia
$40,409
United Way of the National Capital Area
Washington, D.C.
$62,418
Partners in Health
Haiti Earthquake Relief
$50,000

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Grant: To support the work of Graham Hatfull, Ph.D., on HHMI's Science Education Alliance
$55,000

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Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Join us in congratulating HHMI scientists, scholars, and educators who received special recognition this year.

Annual Reflections

Annual Reflections

HHMI President Robert Tjian’s annual letter, accompanied by reflections from Trustee Hanna H. Gray.

Research Highlights

Research Highlights

Explore the work of HHMI scientists through an interactive feature that highlights some of the year’s notable discoveries.