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 single cell sequencing, changes in the brain due to drug use, and RNA sequencing. It will also help cover costs to attend courses and conferences around the world.

Congratulations to the Awardees!

Andrew Aldridge | Neurobiology
Mentor: Anne West, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology 

Charles "CJ" Arnold | Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Matthew Hartwig, MD, Professor of Surgery

Bide Chen | University Program in Genetics & Genomics
Mentor: Amy Goldberg, PhD, Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology

Marnus Du Plooy | Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Mentor: Andrew Alspaugh, MD, Professor of Medicine

Mary Jia | Biomedical Engineering
Mentor: Emma Chory, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Anushka Katikaneni | Biology
Mentor: Craig Lowe, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Shane Killarney | Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Mentor: Kris Woods, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

Chia-Fang "Phoebe" Lee | Neurobiology
Mentor: Debby Silver, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Tzu-Chien Liao | Immunology
Mentor: Maria Ciofani, PhD, Associate Professor of Integrative Immunobiology

Arthy Narayanan | Neurobiology
Mentor: Anne West, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology

Allison Robinson | Cell Biology
Mentor: Amy McNulty, PhD, Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery

Pei-Chen Wu | Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Mentor: Christopher Holley, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Huarui Zhou | Cell & Molecular Biology
Mentor: Steve Haase, PhD, Professor of Biology

Haotian Zhuang | Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Mentor: Zhicheng Ji, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics