FIVE MCB UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS RECEIVE NSF FELLOWHIP IN 2013
April 15th, 2013
On behalf of the entire Department, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the following students who were recently awarded a graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation:
Meng Xiao He, MCB '11
Undergraduate thesis title: "Functional characterization of a putative H3K4 methylation genetic network"
Faculty sponsor: Fritz Roth
Tomasz Kula, MCB '12
Undergraduate thesis title: "Developing a genetic approach to induce Trichomonas Vaginalis Virus infection in T. vaginalis"
Faculty sponsor: Max Nibert
Rachel Moda, Neurobiology '13
Undergraduate thesis title: "Characterizing transcriptional regulation of the DYT6 dystonia gene, THAP1"
Faculty sponsor: Cristopher Bragg
Janet Song, CPB '13
Undergraduate thesis title: "Investigation of candidate molecular controls over segmental specificity of corticospinal motor neurons during development"
Faculty sponsor: Jeffrey Macklis
Katherine Xue, CPB '13
Undergraduate thesis title: "Ploidy-Specific Variation of ASYNAPSIS1 in Arabidopsis arenosa"
Faculty sponsor: Kirsten Bomblies
Congratulations to you all, and best wishes for your future endeavors!
Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
For further information:
National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program