Student Grants and Other Awards

All eligible students are required to apply for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowship Awards (NIH F30/31) or an international equivalent after passing their qualifying exams. 

We are extremely proud of that many of our students have received funding from a number of national and international funding agencies. These students are highlighted below: 

NIH F Grants:

Name Class/
Graduation Year
NIH Institute Title
David Swain G4 NEI THE ROLE OF GIANT VACUOLES AND PORES OF SCHLEMM’S CANAL ENDOTHELIAL CELLS IN REGULATING AQUEOUS OUTFLOW
Alissa Frame M3 NIDDK RENAL AND NEURAL MECHANISMS OF AGE-RELATED HYPERTENSION
Yoonjoo Lee M3 NEI THE ROLE OF SUSTAINED CALCIUM OSCILLATIONS IN THE WOUND HEALING RESPONSE
Marc Vittoria G4 NCI DEFINING NOVEL MECHANISMS OF GENOME INSTABILITY IN BRAF-MUTANT MELANOMA
Chris Gromisch M3 NCI DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL ANTIBODY DRUG CONJUGATE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PANCREATIC CANCER
Leon Sun G4 NHLBI MODELING CHILDHOOD INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE WITH PATIENT-SPECIFIC PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS CARRYING ABCA3 MUTATIONS
Chinamere Igebuike G5 NIDDK PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF ANTIBIOTIC-INDUCED ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY USING AN UNBIASED GENE-SCREEN STRATEGY
Katelyn Trecartin G4 NIA MYELIN-REACTIVITY OF A NOVEL POPULATION OF T CELLS INFILTRATING THE NORMAL AGING MONKEY BRAIN
Anjali Jacob Class of 2019 NHLBI PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL MODELING OF CHILDREN’S INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASE

Canadian Institutes of Health Grants

Name Class/Graduation Year Title
Ryan Quinton G5 Defining Synthetic Lethal Genes in YAP/TAZ-Dependent Breast Cancers
Nisma Mujahid Class of 2019 The LKB1-SIK pathway: dysregulation in melanomagenesis and regulated use in skin cancer prevention