2009 Helen Hay Whitney Fellowship Recipients
The 2009 Helen Hay Whitney Foundation fellowships have been granted to:
Adam T. Boutin, Ph.D.
For training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with Dr. Ronald Depinho. Genetic analysis of a refined mouse model for metastatic colorectal cancer.
Onn Brandman, Ph.D.
For training at the University of California, San Francisco with Dr. Jonathan Weissman. Elucidating mammalian signal transduction with a genetic map for kinases and phosphatases.
Huaqing Cai, Ph.D.
For training at Johns Hopkins University with Dr. Peter Devreotes. Molecular Mechanism of Ras Mediated Signaling in Chemotaxis.
Andy J. Chang, Ph.D.
For training at Stanford University with Dr. Mark Krasnow. Identification of the acute oxygen sensor in the mouse carotid body.
Sean R. Collins, Ph.D.
For training at Stanford University with Dr. Tobias Meyer. A Systematic and High-Resolution Investigation of Gradient Sensing and Migration in Neutrophil-like HL-60 Cells.
Michael A. Crickmore, Ph.D.
For training at Rockefeller University with Dr. Leslie Vosshall. Modulation of Sexual Behavior by Internal Physiological State.
Felice A. Dunn, Ph.D.
For training at the University of Washington with Dr. Rachel Wong. Developmental mechanisms regulating synaptic organization of the outer retina.
Ethan C. Garner, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard University with Dr. Timothy Mitchison. Biochemical and Microscopic Approaches to Understanding Bacterial Mitosis.
Lindsey L. Glickfeld, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. R. Clay Reid. The rules of neuronal connectivity underlying orientation selective subnetworks in rodent visual cortex.
Christopher D. Harvey, Ph.D.
For training at Princeton Univerisity with Dr. David Tank. Imaging the organization and dynamics of hippocampal place cell ensembles in navigating mice.
Adam L. Hughes, Ph.D.
For training at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with Dr. Daniel Gottschling. Identification of Autophagy Regulators and Mechanisms of Age-Related Autophagy Decline.
Seppe Kuehn, Ph.D.
For training at Rockefeller University with Dr. Stanislas Leibler. Interactions in Microbial Communities.
Comert Kural, Ph.D.
For training at the Harvard Medical School with Dr. Tomas Kirchhausen. Dynamics of clathrin coat formation in living organisms.
Suzanne R. Lee, Ph.D.
For training at the University of California, San Diego with Dr. Jens Lykke-Andersen. The importance of oligouridylation in mammalian mRNA turnover.
Diana E. Libuda, Ph.D.
For training at Stanford University with Dr. Anne Villeneuve. Investigation of recombination pathway and partner choice during meiotic double strand break repair in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Jayakrishnan Nandakumar, Ph.D.
For training at the University of Colorado, Boulder with Dr. Thomas Cech. Telomerase regulation versus chromosome end-protection by single-stranded telomeric DNA-binding protein Pot1.
Molly O. OhAinle, Ph.D.
For training at the University of California, Berkeley with Dr. Eva Harris. Evolution of Virulence in Dengue Virus Pathogenesis.
Marcos M. Sotomayor, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. David Corey. Resolving the Structural Determinants of Tip-Link Function and Hereditary Deafness.
Ilana B. Witten, Ph.D.
For training at Stanford University with Dr. Karl Deisseroth. Probing the Neural Basis of Learning: Optical Modulation of the Dopamine System.
Jian Xu, Ph.D.
For training at Children's Hospital, Boston with Dr. Stuart Orkin. Use of human pluripotent cells to dissect Down Syndrome (DS) hematopoiesis and DS/M7 leukemia.
Peng Yi, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard University with Dr. Douglas Melton. Pancreatic beta cell replication and regeneration.