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:

2023 Carly Merritt NIH F30 NHLBI Gain-of-Function in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficient Type 2 Alveolar Epithelial Cells
2023 Isaac Falconer NIH F30 NIH/NIDCD Dynamic Functional Network Connectivity and Neuroplasticity in Post-Stroke Aphasia
2023 Linzheng Shi NIH F30 NHLBI Probing Immunovascular Mechanobiology in Pneumonia-Associated Acute Lung Injury at the Single Capillary Level
2023 Anthony Spinella NIH F30 NIA Defining Age-Associated Alterations in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
2022 Daniel Kirsch NIH F31 NINDS and NIA Tau Pathology in Motor Regions and Parkinsonism in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Comparison to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration
2022 Kristen Segars NIH F30 NEI Delayed wound healing in diabetic corneal epithelia: reduction in protein response after injury and uncoordinated cell-cell communication
2021 Shen Ning NIH F30 NINDS Targeted antibody-conjugated magnetic nanoparticles for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
2020 Margaret Minnig NIH F30 NIAAA The role of prefrontostriatal Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide in excessive and compulsive ethanol drinking
2020 Anthony Yeung NIH F30 NHLBI Understanding the Symbiosis Between Megakaryocytes and the Lung Microenvironment
2020 David Swain NIH F30 NEI The Role of Giant Vacuoles and Pores of Schlemm’s Canal Endothelial Cells in Regulating Aqueous Outflow
2020 Neelou Etesami NIH F30 NHLBI Protective Lung Memory B Cell Functions and Dynamics During Respiratory Infection
2019 Chinamere Igebuike NIH F30 NIDDK Prevention and Treatment of Antibiotic-induced Acute Kidney Injury Using an Unbiased Gene-screen Strategy
2019 Katelyn Trecartin NIH F30 NIA Myelin-reactivity of a Novel Population of T Cells Infiltrating the Normal Aging Monkey Brain
2018 Marc Vittoria NIH F30 NCI Defining Novel Mechanisms of Genome Instability in Braf-mutant Melanoma
2018 Chris Gromisch NIH F30 NCI Development of a Novel Antibody Drug Conjugate for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
2018 Leon Sun NIH F30 NHLBI Modeling Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease With Patient-specific Pluripotent Stem Cells Carrying Abca3 Mutations
2017 Alissa Frame NIH F31 NIDDK Renal and Neural Mechanisms of Age-related Hypertension
2017 Yoonjoo Lee NIH F30 NEI The Role of Sustained Calcium Oscillations in the Wound Healing Response
2016 Anjali Jacob NIH F31 NHLBI Pluripotent Stem Cell Modeling of Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease

Canadian Institutes of Health Grants

Year Received Name Title
2016 Ryan Quinton Defining Synthetic Lethal Genes in Yap/taz-dependent Breast Cancers
2014 Nisma Mujahid The Lkb1-sik Pathway: Dysregulation in Melanomagenesis and Regulated Use in Skin Cancer Prevention

TL1 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Regenerative Medicine

  • 2021 – Carly Merritt

Kayla Bell Citizenship Award

  • 2022 – Neelou Etesami

Moorman-Simon Fellowship in Computational Biomedicine

  • 2022 – Conor Shea