The 2022 Helen Hay Whitney Foundation fellowships have been granted to:
Aditi Shukla, Ph.D.
For training at the Whitehead Institute with Dr. Sebastian Lourido. Control of chronic Toxoplasma infection by translational regulation.
Anna Yoney, Ph.D.
For training at Columbia University with Dr. Kristin Baldwin. The identity, stability and decay of cell intrinsic neuronal attractor states.
Bradley M. Wierbowski, Ph.D.
For training at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research with Dr. David Bartel. Molecular Determinants of mRNA Stabilization by Decapping Resistance.
Caitlin Hanna Kowalski, Ph.D.
For training at the University of Oregon with Drs. Matthew Barber and Brendan Bohannan. Antimicrobial activity of skin-associated fungi alters pathogen adaptation.
Danielle N. Gallagher, Ph.D.
For training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich with Dr. Jacob Corn. Understanding and Controlling Chromatin Structure to Advance CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing.
Diana P. Valverde, Ph.D.
For training at Duke University with Dr. Seok-Yong Lee. Structural and physiological studies on the human equilibrative nucleoside transporter 3.
Janet Song, Ph.D.
For training at Boston Children’s Hospital with Dr. Christopher A. Walsh. Genomic approaches toward understanding human brain evolution.
Jason W. Millington, Ph.D.
For training at Stanford University with Drs. Lucy O’Brien and Kerwyn Huang. Inner conflict: The starvation-induced transition from host-microbe mutualism to antagonism in the Drosophila gut.
Jason Z. Zhang, Ph.D.
For training at the University of Washington with Dr. David Baker. De novo designed tools to map the activity and function of endogenous and oncogenic Ras signaling.
Jingyi Chi, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Stephen Liberles. Neural Control of Liver Metabolism.
Kali M. Pruss, Ph.D.
For training at Washington University in St. Louis with Dr. Jeffrey Gordon. Defining immunometabolic mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of environmental enteric dysfunction by the small intestinal microbiota.
Kelsey L. Hickey, Ph.D.
For training at the Harvard Medical School with Dr. Wade Harper. Early intervention: Elucidating cellular kinetic response mechanisms during toxic protein aggregation.
Kevin A. Guttenplan, Ph.D.
For training at the Oregon Health and Science University with Dr. Marc Freeman. How do astrocytes regulate neuronal circuits?
Kyu Hyun Lee, Ph.D.
For training at the University of California, San Francisco with Dr. Loren Frank. Brain-wide dynamics during hippocampal non-local representations.
Lu Xu, Ph.D.
For training at Columbia University with Drs. Maria Tosches and Elizabeth Hillman. Systematic investigation of odor representation in Pleurodeles waltl.
Luke W. Koblan, Ph.D.
For training at the Whitehead Institute with Dr. Jonathan Weissman. Tracking cell state across time using multichannel molecular recorders and counters.
M.M.Gayani K. Senevirathne, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard University with Dr. Terence Capellini. Development of the Human and mouse pelvis using genetics and genomic approaches.
Mark Dombrovskiy, Ph.D.
For training at the University of California, Los Angeles with Dr. S. Lawrence Zipursky. Towards understanding mechanisms of precise synaptic connectivity in sensorimotor neural circuits.
Max E. Wilkinson, Ph.D.
For training at the Broad Institute with Dr. Feng Zhang. Structural and functional characterisation of an RNA-guided nuclease found in transposons.
Munyaradzi Tambo, Ph.D.
For training at Washington University in St. Louis with Dr. Carolina Lopez. Not so defective viral genomes: Resolving copyback Defective Viral Genome functional heterogeneity in Sendai virus infection.
Oscar A. Campos, Ph.D.
For training at the University of California, San Francisco with Dr. Wendell Lim. Synthetic epigenetic differentiation circuits: engineering signal induced fate changes and bifurcation.
Sai Harsha Krovi, Ph.D.
For training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital with Dr. Vijay Kuchroo. Elucidating the Role of Chronic Inflammatory Cues in Driving Autoimmunity.
Sean E. McGeary, Ph.D.
For training at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Allon Klein. Uncovering the Cell-Cell Adhesion Code in Vertebrate Development.
Sierra S. Marable, Ph.D.
For training at the California Institute of Technology with Dr. Marianne Bronner. Comparative Analysis of Gene Regulatory Networks Guiding Cranial & Trunk Neural Crest Formation.
Tamanash S. Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
For training at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with Dr. Harmit Malik. Identifying viral elements involved in overcoming immune restriction during host-switching.
Teja Pratap Bollu, Ph.D.
For training at the Salk Institute with Dr. Martyn Goulding. Role of cutaneous and proprioceptive feedback systems in the control of skilled movement.
Zhaoyue Zhang, Ph.D.
For training at the Rockefeller University with Dr. Jeffrey Friedman. Towards understanding the mTOR regulation of leptin resistance.