2021 Gilliam Fellows

August 30, 2021
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Three DMS PhD students were selected to receive 2021 Gilliam Fellowships by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. They are among 50 graduate students, who are conducting outstanding research in their respective scientific fields, and their advisers, who are committed to building a more inclusive scientific ecosystem, to receive the award. The adviser-student pairs are part of a program to advance diversity and inclusion in science. For up to three years, each adviser-student pair will receive an annual award totaling $50,000.

The 2021 Gilliam Fellows and their advisors are:

Ya'el Courtney, PhD student in Neuroscience
Thesis Adviser: Maria Lehtinen, HMS associate professor of pathology at Boston Children’s

Dwayne Evans, PhD student in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Thesis Adviser: Cassandra Extavour, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology and of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard

Martha Ordonez, PhD student in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Thesis Adviser: Edward Chouchani, HMS assistant professor of biology at Dana-Farber

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