Genome Sciences is excited to announce the Bonita and David Brewer Fellowship, which will be open to all graduate students in Genome Sciences labs who use a model organism in their research.
This research can include genetic, genomic, proteomic or computational approaches.
Fellowships will be for one year. There is no citizenship requirement for fellowship applicants. Students from outside programs conducting research in GS labs are welcome to apply. An announcement will be sent out to grads & faculty when funding is available.
Applications should include:
1) CV of applicant
2) One page research proposal, including a rationale for the relevance of the model organism to the research goal
3) Letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor
Current and past Brewer Fellowship award winners:
Soyeon Showman’s research uses yeast as a model organism to study how sequence variation influences the activity of human cytochrome CYP2D6, a protein implicated in the metabolism of a large fraction of human pharmaceuticals. Soyeon is a gifted and highly productive scientist. The proposed work provides Soyeon with new training in yeast genetics and computational biology, and will aid efforts aimed at pharmaceutical dosing and effectiveness.
Chengxiang Qiu has been selected to hold a one year award from the Bonita and David Brewer Fellowship to support his work using single-cell RNA-seq and ATAC-seq data to delineate the cell lineages and transcription factors that define mouse development.