2008 Helen Hay Whitney Fellowship Recipients
The 2008-2009 Helen Hay Whitney Foundation fellowships have been granted to:
Hillel A. Adesnik, Ph.D.
For training at the University of California, San Diego with Dr. Massimo Scanziani. Large-Scaled Circuit Analysis of Individual Neurons.
Matthew R. Banghart, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Bernardo Sabatini. Development and Application of Caged Neuropeptides to Investigate the Spatial and Temporal Precision of Neuropeptide Signaling.
Daniel A. Bendor, Ph.D.
For training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Dr. Matthew Wilson. The Encoding of Episodic Memories in the Hippocampus and Auditory Cortex.
Brenda L. Bloodgood, Ph.D.
For training at Children's Hospital, Boston with Dr. Michael Greenberg. Regulation of inhibitory synapses by the activity-dependent transcription factor NPAS4.
Roberto Bonasio, Ph.D.
For training at New York University with Dr. Danny Reinberg. Mechanism of histone methylation function during chromatin transcription.
Clifford P. Brangwynne, Ph.D.
For training at the Max-Planck Institute with Dr. Anthony Hyman. The role of cytoplasmic flows in the establishment of a totipotent germ cell lineage in the developing C. elegans embryo.
Han Dai, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Stephen Harrison. Mechanism of dengue virus assembly, maturation and fusion, as mediated by the viral glycoproteins, prM and E.
Lei Ding, Ph.D.
For training at the University of Michigan with Dr. Sean Morrison. Functional Definition of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niches.
Polly M. Fordyce, Ph.D.
For training at the University of California, San Francisco with Dr. Joseph DeRisi. Genome-wide studies of transcriptional regulation in Plasmodium falciparum.
Hernan Garcia-Ruiz, Ph.D.
For training at Oregon State University with Dr. James C. Carrington. Mechanisms for recognition of viruses as invasive agents by the host RNA silencing apparatus.
Jennifer L. Garrison, Ph.D.
For training at Rockefeller University with Dr. Cornelia Bargmann. Neuropeptide modulation of behavior in C. elegans.
Christopher T. Hittinger, Ph.D.
For training at Washington University with Dr. Mark Johnston. The Evolution of Transcriptional Regulatory Networks.
Caleb T. Kemere, Ph.D.
For training at the University of California, San Francisco with Dr. Loren Frank. Exploring Hippocampal Learning and Memory Using ChR2-Mediated Optical Stimulation.
Takaki Komiyama, Ph.D.
For training at Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI with Dr. Karel Svoboda. Imaging the dynamics of neuronal ensembles with cellular resolution in awake behaving mice during learning.
Brian Lau, Ph.D.
For training at Columbia University with Dr. Daniel Salzman. The role of emotions in visual perception.
Sohini Mukherjee, Ph.D.
For training at the University of Texas with Dr. Lora Hooper. RegIIIg- Exploring the mechanism of a bactericidal C-type lectin.
Katherine I. Nagel, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Rachel Wilson. Neural Basis of Olfactory Navigation Behavior in Drosophila.
Medha M. Pathak , Ph.D.
For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. David Corey. Mapping components of the hair cell transduction machinery.
Sarah J. Radford, Ph.D.
For training at Rutgers University with Dr. Kim McKim. Characterization of meiotic spindle formation in Drosophila females.
Michael J. Rust, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard University with Dr. Erin O'Shea. Biochemical Mechanism of the Cyanobacterial Circadian Oscillator.
David Schoppik, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard University with Dr. Alexander Schier. Functional Dissection of Hypocretin-mediated Signaling During Zebrafish Sleep.
Sarah A. Stanley, Ph.D.
For training at The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Univeristy with Dr. Deborah Hung. A chemical biological approach to understanding antibiotic tolerance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Yu-Chiun Wang, Ph.D.
For training at Princeton Univeristy with Dr. Eric Wieschaus. The developmental function of transient furrows during Drosophila gastrulation.