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The 2009 Gilliam Fellows

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Meet the 2009 Gilliam Fellows.

Kelly M. Cadenas

Kelly M. Cadenas
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

A childhood moving back and forth between Nicaragua and the United States helped Kelly M. Cadenas appreciate and take advantage of her educational opportunities.

Scott S. Chilton

Scott S. Chilton
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Scott S. Chilton says his broad interest in the arts and athletics, communication and outreach have made him a better science student.

Dania Daye

Dania Daye
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Dania Daye is on her way to becoming a physician-scientist-engineer after a difficult childhood in Lebanon.

Ryan T. Dosumu-Johnson

Ryan T. Dosumu-Johnson
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Ryan T. Dosumu-Johnson almost settled into a career at RadioShack, but instead refocused his life on research.

Marty A. Fernandez

Marty A. Fernandez
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Inspired by her father, a doctor, Marty A. Fernandez hopes to understand what drives diseases like AIDS, malaria, and Alzheimer’s.

Sacha L. Prashad

Sacha L. Prashad
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Sacha L. Prashad loves studying stem cells, which she says provide just the right combination of research and connection to the clinic.

Angelica M. Riestra

Angelica M. Riestra
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

For Angelica M. Riestra, community and science go hand in hand. She hopes she can also combine research and community outreach as a microbiology professor some day.

Krystal R. St. Julien

Krystal R. St. Julien
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Krystal R. St. Julien's struggle with sickle cell anemia inspired her to become a biochemist.

Steven Tuyishime

Steven Tuyishime
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

Forced to flee his native Africa, Steven Tuyishime now wants to create vaccines to fight malaria, a disease that kills millions there.

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