PGC Announces Student Pilot Grant Awardees


The Duke University School of Medicine Office of Biomedical and Graduate Education (OBGE) and Precision Genomics Collaboratory awarded 8 pilot grants of $2,000 each to SOM Biomedical PhD students. The goal of these grants is to support our students in scientific and educational efforts to bolster their graduate training experiences. These awards will help further research in a broad array of topics including into diseases like breast cancer, glioblastoma, meningitis, and more. Funds will also go towards researching topics like gene and chromatin regulation and studying organoid models.

Next deadline for student pilot grants is December 15.

Congratulations to the Awardees!

Michael Aiduk | Medical Science Training Program
Mentor: Kris Wood, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

Zoe Loh | Pathology
Mentor: Ming Chen, PhD, Associate Professor in Pathology

Christian McRoberts Amador | Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Charlie Gersbach, PhD, John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dasean Nardone-White |  Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Mentor: Matthias Gomeier, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Medicine, and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Abby Poff | Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Mentor: Debra Silver, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Estefany Reyes | Immunology
Mentor: Mari Shinohara, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunology

Jacob Scherba | Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Nenad Bursac, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Lyla Stanland | Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Mentor: Micah Luftig, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

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