PGC Announces Student Pilot Grant Awardees


The Duke University School of Medicine Office of Biomedical and Graduate Education (OBGE) and Precision Genomics Collaboratory awarded 7 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 cancer, gut microbes, RNA and DNA sequencing, neurons and astrocytes, developing new methods.

Congratulations to the Awardees!

Nhat Duong | Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Mentor: Alexander Hartemink, PhD, Professor of Computer Science

Rylee Hackley | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: Amy Schmid, PhD, David M. Goodner Associate Professor of Biology

Tania Guerrero-Altamirano | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: Greg Wray, PhD, Professor of Biology

Aditya Mohan | Medical Scientist Training Program
Mentor: Anoop Patel, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Agastya Sharma | Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Mentor: Raphael Valdivia, PhD, Nanaline H. Duke Distinguished Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Gabrielle Sejourne | Cell and Molecular Biology
Mentor: Cagla Eroglu, PhD, Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology of Cell Biology

Hannah Thrash | Molecular Cancer Biology
Mentor: Ann Marie Pendergast, PhD, Anthony R. Means Cancer Biology Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Deadline for the next round of student pilot grants is February 15.