Three current UChicago Biosciences students were selected to receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship awards that reflect the excellence and range of research undertaken by our PhD students.
Evolutionary Biology student Maximiliana Bogan researches the evolution of iodine metabolism in kelp and associated microbes with evolutionary genetics biologist Joseph Thornton. Medical Physics students Gia Jadick and Chisondi Warioba were also honored. Jadick investigates novel methods in computed tomography imaging with Radiology's Patrick La Riviere, while Warioba is studying the structural and functional effects of flow augmentation therapies on ischemic stroke with Timothy Carroll.
Since 1952, NSF has funded over 60,000 Graduate Research Fellowships out of more than 500,000 applicants. Currently, 42 Fellows have gone on to become Nobel laureates, and more than 450 have become members of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program has a high rate of doctorate degree completion, with more than 70 percent of students completing their doctorates within 11 years. The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $37,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.