UW Bioengineering students Alexander Yan and Isiac Orr each have received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
The $138,000 fellowship award provides an annual $34,000 stipend for three years, plus a $12,000 tuition allowance to the university. Fellows also gain opportunities for international research and professional development, along with the freedom to conduct their own research.
Alexander Yan works to develop point-of-care diagnostics in the Paul Yager lab.
Alexander is a Ph.D. student working in Professor of Bioengineering Paul Yager’s lab. Alexander’s research interest is in point-of-care diagnostics for the developing world. He earned a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego.
Senior Isiac Orr works in Valerie Daggett’s lab.
Isiac is an undergraduate student working in Professor of Bioengineering Valerie Daggett’s lab. His major is bioengineering, with minors in chemistry and applied mathematics. Following graduation this June, he plans to attend the University of California, San Francisco, to pursue a Ph.D. in biophysics, with a continued focus on protein design and computational modeling.
In addition, three UW BioE graduate students were recognized with Honorable Mentions:
Ariana Frey (Ph.D. student in Ying Zheng lab)
Shane Gilligan-Steinberg (Ph.D. student in Barry Lutz lab)
Ian Jan (Ph.D. student in Nancy Allbritton lab)