I am honored and humbled to have not only been nominated by my amazing group for this award, but also to have actually been selected as an awardee. This is a very special honor, and is by far, the one I am most proud of. Mentoring for me is a privilege, and I feel so lucky to not only have been mentored by amazing scientists myself (Bruce Appel, Mark Voigt and countless other "informal" mentors), but to have trainees who trust me enough to mentor them.
Taylor publicly defended her dissertation today entitled "A tale of two nervous systems: mechanisms regulating glial migration across nervous system boundaries."
Congratulations and best of luck in the future!
Kim has been awarded a 2018 Jefferson Fellowship!! The Jefferson Fellows Program "was established by the Foundation to recognize graduate students on Grounds who have made exceptional contributions to the University of Virginia, and who exhibit the highest promise as scholars, teachers, public servants, and leaders in the United States and beyond". Among other things, Kim receives $5000.00 of research funding and a support stipend renewable for two years. Congratulations, Kim!
Congrats to Melanie for being awarded a 2018 Beckman Scholarship!