PGC Announces Student Pilot Grant Awardees


The Duke University School of Medicine Office of Biomedical and Graduate Education (OBGE) and Precision Genomics Collaboratory awarded 14 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 osteoarthritis and depression, cardiac disease susceptibility, gut bacteria and more. Awards will also help fund expenses related to trainings and conferences.

Congratulations to the Awardees!

Nicholas Allen | Pathology
Mentor: Samuel Adams, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ammara Aqeel | Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Mentor: Lawrence David, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology 

Jameson Blount | Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Mentor: Ryan Baugh, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology

Christian Cerda-Smith | Medical Science Training Program/Molecular Cancer Biology
Mentor: Kris Wood, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology 

Micah Dailey | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: Greg Wray, PhD, Professor of Biology

Samed Delic | Cell & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Masayuki Onishi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology

Jesus Emiliano Sotelo Fonseca | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: Pelin Volkan, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology

Duc Huynh | Biochemistry
Mentor: Michael Boyce, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Angela Jones | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: Dennis Ko, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Yuxin Li | Biochemistry
Mentor: Shuo Han, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Jake Lowy | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: David Tobin, PhD, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Lauren Parker | Medical Science Training Program
Mentor: Ravi Karra, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Huimin Wang | Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Mentor: Zhicheng Ji, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Seth Weaver | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: Craig Lowe, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

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