Short biographies of each of this year's Gilliam Fellows.

Silvia G. Caballero

Silvia G. Caballero
Hunter College
New York, NY

Silvia Caballero is interested in immunology and virology and hopes one day to focus on translating research discoveries into clinical treatments.

Lee (Shoa) Clarke

Lee (Shoa) Clarke
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Shoa Clarke has always given back to his community—and as an M.D./Ph.D. he hopes to continue that by helping translate the promise of genomics into better treatments for diseases such as diabetes. 

Alejandra Figueroa-Clarevega

Alejandra Figueroa-Clarevega
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Alejandra Figueroa-Clarevega hopes one day to establish her own research lab in Honduras, where she can study diseases that affect people in her country. 

Daniel Gilmer

Daniel Gilmer
Howard University
Washington, DC

Daniel Gilmer wants his research to have a “human impact,” focusing on creating new, targeted drugs to improve the lives of people in underserved communities. 

Bertrade (Betty) Mbom

Bertrade (Betty) Mbom
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Bertrade Mbom has set her sights on becoming a professor and encouraging minority students to pursue careers in science. 

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