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Bioscience Students Awarded 2018 NSF and Ford Fellowships

Five GPB graduate students have recently been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation and one student was awarded a Ford Fellowship.   Please join us in congratulating the following students:



Arun Kumar Durvasula – Genetics & Genomics

Michael Emami – Cell & Developmental Biology

Nyasha Maforo – Physics & Biology in Medicine

Megan Massa – Neuroscience

Lauren Thurlow – Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology


Ford Fellowship

Taylor Brown – Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis


Additionally, six students received Honorable Mention for the respective awards:



Elizabeth Cooke – Neuroscience

Raquel Aragon – Cell & Developmental Biology

Anastasia Vavilina – Cell & Developmental Biology


Ford Fellowship

Sandy Alvarez – Cell & Developmental Biology

Gloria Hernandez – Cell & Developmental Biology

Alejandra Rios – Physics & Biology in Medicine



More information about the NSF GRFP.

More information about the Ford Fellowship