PGC Announces Student Pilot Grant Awardees


The Duke University School of Medicine Office of Biomedical and Graduate Education (OBGE) and Precision Genomics Collaboratory awarded 12 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, cancer, end-stage renal disease, genetic cardiomyopathies and more. Awards will also help fund expenses related to national and international trainings and conferences.

Congratulations to the Awardees!

Alec D'Alessandro | Cell and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Terry Lechler, PhD, Professor in Dermatology

Latanya Coke | Cell Biology
Mentor: Michel Bagnat, PhD, Nanaline Duke Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology

Enya Dewars | Cell & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Andrew Landstrom, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics 

Sydney Jeffs | Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Tatiana Segura, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Shengyu Li | Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
Mentor: Raluca Gord├ón, PhD, Associate Professor in Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Vianna Martinez | Pathology and Orthopaedics
Mentor: Amy McNulty, PhD, Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery

Rachel Meade | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: Clare Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology 

Hailey Napier | Cell & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Craig Lowe, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Justin Savage | Cell Biology
Mentor: Cagla Eroglu, PhD, Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology 

Lauren Tracy | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: Zhao Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Margaret Weber | Molecular Cancer Biology
Mentor: Trudy Oliver, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Jinjin Wu | Pathology
Mentor: Ming Chen, PhD, Associate Professor in Pathology