Deanna Tiek, Ph.D. Candidate in Tumor Biology
NCI F99/K00 Transition Award
"My research is focused on discovering second-line treatments for the deadly brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM). Currently, I have two drug candidates that selectively kill drug resistant brain cancer cells, and a potential biomarker for their efficacy."
Sarah Martinez Roth, Ph.D. Candidate in Tumor Biology
2018 National Cancer Institute - Ruth L. Kirschstein Diversity National Research Service Award (Diversity NRSA F31)
“Growing up I did not know anyone who was a scientist, let alone a Latinx scientist or a female scientist. Being able to have the opportunity to pursue science as a career is something that I have worked very hard for.”
Shannon White, Ph.D. Candidate in Tumor Biology
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
"Applying for awards is excellent training in scientific writing, promoting your background and ideas, and designing a concise and coherent research plan."
Alana Lelo, M.D./Ph.D. Candidate in Tumor Biology
2018 Mistletoe Fellowship
“To see compounds I had helped develop enter clinical trials and actually be used in patients was so incredibly rewarding. The work that scientists do has very real and often very immediate impacts. Once I saw that first-hand, I was hooked! The work that scientists do has very real and often very immediate impacts. Once I saw that first-hand, I was hooked!”
Max Kushner, Ph.D. Candidate in Tumor Biology
2018 NCI funded F31 National Research Fellowship and 2018 Mistletoe Research Fellowship Recipient
"In both instances, I think it’s really important that applicants realize that they are, to some extent, participating in an exercise of salesmanship and marketing. No matter what the grant or fellowship, it is important that the application is clear, concise, and puts forward an interesting and impactful story (regardless of whether you’re discussing data for NIH funding or past work experiences for professional development)."
Kaela Singleton, Ph.D. Candidate in Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
2018 NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)Recipient
“Truthfully, this award means quite a lot to me. My goal as a scientist and in life is to be the person I needed when I was younger. As a queer, multiracial woman of color in science, it can be incredibly isolating. So to me, this award is more than funding for the next phase my life - it’s an opportunity to train, educate and mentor students who look like me, grew up in small towns as I did, and encourage them to pursue their dreams”
Stephen DeVito, Ph.D. Candidate in Tumor Biology
2017 National Cancer Institute (NCI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Fellowship (F99/K000) Awardee
“I would also like to say thank you to my amazing family, as well as to my second family of fellow cancer researchers in the TBIO program. There is no way I would have got here without you.”
Patrick Malone, M.D./Ph.D. Candidate in Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
2017 National Institutes of Health National Research Service (F30) Recipient
“My research interests lie at the intersection of computer science and medicine, so I built a fellowship training plan that will simultaneously develop my computational and clinical skills.”
Shady El Damaty, Ph.D. Candidate in Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
2017 National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship Recipient
“The stability provides intellectual emancipation, allowing me to pursue a symbiosis of traditionally disparate research fields without the background anxiety of an uncertain funding climate."
Eric Berens, Ph.D. Candidate in Tumor Biology
2016 National Cancer Institute (NCI) Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Fellowship (F99/K000) Awardee
“[This fellowship] is an incredible opportunity for those fortunate to be selected — and we, the recipients, must ensure that the money invested in our training is well spent.”