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HHMI Awards Predoctoral, Medical Student Fellowships

Summary

Seventy-five graduate students and 53 medical students have won new fellowships.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) named 75 graduate students and 53 medical students to receive new fellowships. The awards include five-year fellowships for students working toward doctoral degrees in the biological sciences and support to enable medical students to devote a year to biomedical research. This year's predoctoral fellows will study at 27 institutions in the United States. They include 37 men and 38 women. Eight are minorities underrepresented in the sciences. Medical student fellows, including 38 men, 15 women and seven minorities, will conduct biomedical research at 20 U.S. institutions. Through these two programs, HHMI now supports nearly 500 students at more than 70 universities and research centers. Since the fellowship programs began, the Institute has awarded nearly $200 million to 2,000 graduate and medical students.

Predoctoral Fellowships in Biological Sciences - 2002

Name

Baccalaureate/Other Institution

Hillel Azriel Adesnik

Columbia College, Columbia University

Christopher David Caballero Allen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gal Almogy

Tel Aviv University

Katherine Marguerite Armstrong

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Jason David Arroyo

Yale University

Jonathan Robert Behr

Rice University

David Arthur Berry

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ashley Marie Blouin

Louisiana State University and A & M College

Daniel James Brasier

Rice University

Kristen Jennifer Brennand

University of Calgary

Christina Lorraine Brown

Princeton University

Johannes Rudolf Buchberger

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Laura Suzanne Burrack

Macalester College

Matthew Preston Butler

Princeton University

Natalia Caporale

University of Buenos Aires

Thomas Walter Chalberg

Harvard University

William Chuan-ching Chen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yakov Chudnovsky

Harvard University

Alan Arthur Cohen

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Amber Lynn Dance

Brown University

Fred Pejman Davis

Purdue University Main Campus

Eric Jameson Deeds

Case Western Reserve University

Alexandra Mihaela Dumitrescu

Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Felice Audris Dunn

Brown University

Phillip Allen Erwin

Rutgers the State University of New Jersey New Brunswick Campus

Shoshana Leah Frankel

Yeshiva University

Sarah Garrett

Columbia College, Columbia University

Todd Michael Gierahn

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael Gleimer

University of Toronto

Jessica Ann Gross

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephanie Lynn Gupton

North Carolina State University

Jennifer Michelle Halbleib

University of New Mexico Main Campus

Elizabeth Jennifer Hong

California Institute of Technology

Gerard Honig

Columbia College, Columbia University

Dayle Valente Houston

Delta State University

Theodore James Huppert

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chung Ju

Seoul National University

Barry Jay Kappel

Emory University

Polina Dimitrova Kehayova

Swarthmore College

Michael Siavash Khodadoust

Rice University

Hao Yuan Kueh

Princeton University

Cynthia Lang

Cornell University

Brian Lee

University of Southern California

Kresimir Letinic

University of Zagreb

Michael Zachary Levy

Amherst College

Shelly Levy-Tzedek

University of California-Berkeley

Oliver Liu

Harvard University

John Michael Macpherson

University of Washington

Kelly Elizabeth McCann

Rice University

Mark Allan McCormick

University of Texas at Austin

Andrew Gabriel-Antonio Medina-Marino

Swarthmore College

Nathan David Montgomery

North Central College

Karen Leigh Murphy

University of Colorado at Boulder

Maria A. Neimark

Princeton University

Wang Nguitragool

Brown University

Ganka Vassileva Nikolova

University of California-Los Angeles

Claire Jane O'Neal

Indiana University at Bloomington

Brian Elliott Pence

Yale University

Andrea Kiem Hwa Malawaina Perry

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Nicolas Pinel

University of Miami

Jennifer Ann Prescher

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Alan E. Rorie

New York University

Amy Marie Ruschak

University of Rochester

Katherine Snoda Ryan

University of Chicago

Brisa N Sanchez

University of Texas at El Paso

Aimee Shen

University of Alberta

Yan Song

Beijing University

Marie Colleen Spong

Lewis and Clark College

Ann Marie Stanley

University of Virginia

Nitzan Sternheim

Tel Aviv University

Laura Jane Weston

North Carolina State University

Ian Gregory Woods

Stanford University

Hayan Yoon

Seoul National University

Kathryn Thomas Young

University of Richmond

Jesse George Zalatan

Harvard University

Alternates

Brenda Laurie Bloodgood

University of California-San Diego

Brigitte Anne Grace Bogert

Princeton University

Gloria Ann Brar

University of California-Berkeley

Cheyenne Skye Brindle

Reed College

Christopher David Brown

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Wendy M. Ching

California Institute of Technology

Eric David de Groh

West Virginia University

Joshua Tate Dudman

Amherst College

Lonnie Alton Etheridge

Johns Hopkins University

Claudia Edith Feierstein

University of Buenos Aires

Laura Ileana Francis

University of Chicago

Laurie Beth Friesenhahn

Texas A & M University

Jedidiah Matthew Gaetz

University of Pennsylvania

Justin Paul Gerke

University of Missouri-Columbia

Andrew Timothy Girvin

Brown University

Daina Michelle Graybosch

University of Utah

Sharon Kaye Greene

University of Chicago

Timothy D. Hanks

Brown University

Sarah Nicole Healy

University of Auckland

Rebecca J. Howard

Pomona College

Alexander Katsov

Harvard University

Gregory Ian Lang

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Ying Jun Li

Harvard University

Jonathan Scott Melnick

Cornell University

JJ L. Miranda

Reed College

Scot Paul Ouellette

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Farbod Rais Zadeh

University of Tehran

Pei-Hsien Ren

University of California-Berkeley

Adrian Edward Rice

University of Washington

Danielle Tullman

Illinois Institute of Technology

Nancy Ruonan Zhang

Stanford University

Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students - 2002

Name

Fellowship Institution
(or medical school, if different)

Joseph Uhalt Barker

Duke University

Ana Maria Benitez-Graham

Duke University

Christina Louise Boulton

Harvard University

Jeffrey Jen Chi

Yale University

Benjamin Franklin Chong

Harvard University (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

Janet Sue Chou

Harvard University

Matthew John Christopher

Washington University

Gary Si-Ching Chuang

Columbia University

Scott Michael Damrauer

Harvard University

Sara Powell Dow

University of Pennsylvania

Benjamin Davis Fox

Baylor College of Medicine

Christine Kim Hoa Fox

University of California-San Francisco

Xavier Garcia-Rojas

Baylor College of Medicine

Meg Rebecca Gerstenblith

Johns Hopkins University

Kari Alayne Gillenwater

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Daniel Richard Gomez

University of California - San Francisco

Ranjit Kumar Goudar

Duke University

John Carroll Haney

Duke University

Matthew Thomas Harris

University of Cincinnati

Tristan Layton Hartzell

Duke University

Andrew Caleb Hsieh

Harvard University (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

Kristopher Thomas Kahle

Yale University

James Edward Kelly

Washington University

Daniela Young Wan Kim

University of California-San Francisco

Kevin Sam King

Harvard University

Steven Anthony Lamola

University of California- Berkeley (University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine)

Sean Michael Lee

Yale University School of Medicine

Amanda Nicole Malina

University of Pittsburgh

Shana Erin McCormack

Harvard University

Aki Morikawa

Emory University

Kaushik Mukherjee

University of California-Los Angeles

Roger Kenrick Nicome

Baylor College of Medicine

Jesse Charles Nussbaum

Duke University

Laura Beth Pincus

Harvard University

Read Pukkila-Worley

Duke University (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine)

Edward Nandlal Rampersaud

Duke University

Ryan Ulysses Riel

Duke University

Tomer Abraham Roth

Northwestern University Medical School

Juan Antonio Serrato, Jr

Baylor College of Medicine

Mahesh Bhaskar Shenai

University of Michigan

Yun-Ying Shi

Stanford University (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine)

Maryanne Skavdahl

National Institute of Environmental and Health Science (Duke University School of Medicine)

Paul Anthony Stephano

Duke University

Colby Shad Thaxton

Northwestern University

David Tsai Ting

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Harvard University)

Marta Vakulenko

University of California-Los Angeles

Vladimir Vinarsky

Harvard University

Nikhil Wagle

Harvard University

Sam C. Wang

Baylor College of Medicine (Duke University School of Medicine)

Matthew Kyle Whitley

Yale University

Manik Nandi Wijesinghe

University of California-San Francisco (University of Southern California School of Medicine)

Steven Yea

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Hao Zhu

Harvard University

Alternates

Terrence Fletcher Holekamp

Washington University

Elizabeth Anne Marcus

University of California-Los Angeles (University of Southern California School of Medicine)

Rebecca Jane McClaine

Duke University

Daniel Chen Tu

Washington University

Brian W Yue

Duke University

For program information, contact: Puller Lanigan, (301) 215-8883; laniganp@hhmi.org

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