Two graduate students in the Biotechnology Training Program have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) awards. The five-year NSF GRFP program supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions in the United States. The GRFP includes three years of financial support.
The 2022 class of fellows includes Grant Nickles and Damayanti Rodriguez Ramos. Nickles is a second-year graduate student in the Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program and works with medical microbiology and immunology professor Nancy Keller. Rodriguez Ramos is a graduate student in the Microbiology Doctoral Training Program and works with bacteriology assistant professor Erica Majumder. BTP student Lauren Mazurkiewicz, a second-year graduate student in the Integrated Program in Biochemistry, received an honorable mention for her NSF GRFP proposal. Mazurkiewicz works with biochemistry professor Amy Weeks. Congratulations to all!