Huck Institutes announce Graduate Enrichment Fund awardees for 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As part of Lloyd Huck's endowment to the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, a new fund – the Huck Institutes Graduate Enrichment Fund – was created in 2013 to provide research support for Penn State students in the Huck Institutes' intercollege graduate degree programs. Specifically, the fund provides financial support for research efforts – as much as $5,000 per student, awarded annually – to graduate students in their third and fourth years.

All student applicants are required to submit – in the style of an National Institutes of Health (NIH) or National Science Foundation proposal – a three-page grant proposal of their research plan, including a detailed budget and a summary budget justification, which is reviewed by a faculty committee based on NIH peer-review standards.

Awardees 2013

The awardees for 2013 are as follows:

-- Marta Byrska-Bishop (cell and developmental biology)

-- Lauren Chaby (neuroscience)

-- Emily Finch (immunology and infectious diseases)

-- Andrew Fister (genetics)

-- Yurong Gao (neuroscience)

-- Sooyeon (Jenny) Lee (physiology)

-- Carrie Lewis (cell and developmental biology)

-- Shu Li (plant biology)

-- Yang Liu (bioinformatics and genomics)

-- Elyse Munoz (genetics)

-- David Watts (ecology)

More information about the Graduate Enrichment Fund is available on the Huck Institutes website.

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    Last Updated February 27, 2014