University of Wisconsin–Madison

Student Honors

Fellowships and Training Grants

The CMB Office gathers successful fellowship/training grant application examples to share with CMB students who are working on applying for funding. If you are a CMB student who would like to access these applications, or if you have received a fellowship or training grant not on this list, please contact the CMB Office.

2018-2019 Fellowships, Training Grants and Other Awards

Amelia Haj, Class of 2016, David O’Connor Lab
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE)
Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine (CIBM) Training Program

Mitchell Ledwith, Class of 2016, Andrew Mehle Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Katie Mueller, Class of 2016, Krishanu Saha Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Ani Varjabedian, Class of 2016, William Bement Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

2017-2018 Fellowships, Training Grants and Other Awards

Christiana Binkley, Class of 2017, Robert Landick Lab
SciMed GRS

Patrick Cervantes, Class of 2015, Laura Knoll Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Tyler Gibson, Class of 2017, Melissa Harrison Lab
Molecular Biosciences Training Grant (MBTG)

Kartik Gupta, Class of 2014, Bo Liu Lab
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship Awardee

Diya Joseph, Class of 2013, Vezina Lab
Gregory F. Daniels Travel Award

Ryan Kessens, Class of 2013, Mehdi Kabbage Lab
2017 Research and Development Internship at Promega

Nadia Khan, Class of 2013, Avtar Roopra Lab
NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)

Katie Mueller, Class of 2016, Krishanu Saha Lab
Gregory F. Daniels Outstanding Poster Presentation Award
Student Leadership Council for the NSF Engineering Research Center

Sarah Neuman, Class of 2011, Arash Bashirullah Lab
2017 CMB Exceptional Thesis Award

Brandon Phan, Class of 2017, Jennifer Reed Lab
SciMed GRS

Taylor Scott, Class of 2015, Megan McClean Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Hans Smith, Class of 2017, JD Sauer Lab
Molecular Biosciences Training Grant (MBTG)

Sydney Thomas, Class of 2015, John Denu Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Dan Tremmel, Class of 2015, Jon Odorico Lab
Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) Graduate and Postdoctoral Training Awardee

Ellen Wagner, Class of 2017, Audrey Gasch Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

2016-2017 Fellowships, Training Grants and Other Awards

Joseph Bruckner, Class of 2010, Kate O’Connor-Giles Lab
2016 CMB Exceptional Thesis Award

Ryan Denu, Class of 2014, Mark Burkard Lab
Predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for MD/PhD (F30)

Jiarong Gao, Class of 2016, Phillip Newmark Lab
HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

Marissa Gaskill, Class of 2016, Melissa Harrison Lab
Molecular Biosciences Training Grant (MBTG)

Nadia Khan, Class of 2013, Avtar Roopra Lab
Inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Katie Mueller, Class of 2016, Krishanu Saha Lab
Biotechnology Training Program

Sarah Neuman, Class of 2011, Arash Bashirullah Lab
Straka Fellowship
WARF Discovery Challenge Award

Tippapha (Zizi) Pisithkul, Class of 2013, Daniel Amador-Noguez Lab
HHMI International Student Research Fellowship

Ani Varjabedian, Class of 2016, William Bement Lab
Molecular Biosciences Training Grant (MBTG)

Jae-Sung You, Class of 2010, Troy Hornberger Lab
2016 CMB Exceptional Thesis Award

2015-2016 Fellowships, Training Grants and Other Awards

Patrick Cervantes, Class of 2015, Laura Knoll Lab
SciMed GRS

Ryan Denu, Class of 2014, Mark Burkard Lab
UW Institute for Clinical & Translational Research TL1 Predoctoral Training Program Awardee

Lauren Hillers, Class of 2015, Lisa Arendt Lab
Molecular Biosciences Training Grant (MBTG)

Shelby Lyon, Class of 2013, Robert Kalejta Lab
Completed AAAS Science and Engineering Mass Media Fellowship, Summer 2016
Cancer Biology Training Grant

Shang Ma, Class of 2009, Zhen Huang Lab
2015 CMB Exceptional Thesis Award

Daniel Tremmel, Class of 2015, Jon Odorico Lab
Molecular Biosciences Training Grant (MBTG)

Sarah Wilson, Class of 2014, Laura Knoll Lab
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) with the Biological Defense Research Directorate, Summer 2016

2014-2015 Fellowships, Training Grants and Other Awards

Kevin Cope, Class of 2013, Jean-Michel Ané Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Asuka Eguchi, Class of 2010, Aseem Ansari Lab
Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) Training Award

Saheed Imam, Class of 2009, Arash Bashirullah Lab
2014 CMB Exceptional Thesis Award

Robert Ihry, Class of 2008, Timothy Donohue Lab
2014 CMB Exceptional Thesis Award

Michelle Keller-Pearson, Class of 2015, Erin Silva Lab & Jean-Michel Ané Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Angela Myers, Class of 2013, Richard Gourse Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Kelli Pointer, Class of 2012, John Kuo Lab
Preuss Award

Erica Schwotzer, Class of 2014, Arash Bashirullah Lab
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee

Travel Awards

Francisco Barros Becker, Class of 2013, Anna Huttenlocher Lab
CMB Travel Award
2017-18 – Abercrombie Meeting, Oxford, UK
2015-16 – American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB), San Diego, CA

Shane Bernard, Class of 2014, Jean-Michel Ane Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – International Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting, Downing College, Cambridge, UK

Mitch Biermann, Class of 2013, Timothy Kamp Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – American Heart Association, Orlando, FL

Jennifer Borchardt, Class of 2014, Cynthia Czajkowski Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Robert Bradley, Class of 2012, Su-Chun Zhang Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Joseph Bruckner, Class of 2010, Kate O’Connor-Giles Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL

Tim Catlett, Class of 2013, Timothy Gomez Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL

Kevin Cope, Class of 2013, Jean-Michel Ane Lab
CMB Travel Award
2016-17 – 3rd International Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting, Museum of Toulouse, Toulouse, France
2015-16 – 8th International Conference on Mycorrhiza, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Tony Dawson, Class of 2014, Andrew Mehle Lab
CMB Travel Award
2017-18 – American Society for Virology General Conference, College Park, MD
2015-16 – American Society for Virology General Conference, Blacksburg, VA

Ryan Denu, Class of 2014, Mark Burkard Lab
CMB Travel Award
2017-18 – AACR Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
2016-17 – American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2015-16 – ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

Drew Doering, Class of 2013, Chris Hittinger Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) 2016, Orlando, FL

Asuka Eguchi, Class of 2010, Aseem Ansari Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium Meeting, Houston, TX

Xin Gao, Class of 2011, Emery Bresnick Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Maria Garcia, Class of 2009, Patricia Keely Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Chris Gelbmann, Class of 2014, Robert Kalejta Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – International Herpesvirus Workshop, Madison, WI

Indro Ghosh, Class of 2012, Robert Landick Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – 2017 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED), Vancouver, Canada

Adriana Golding, Class of 2013, William Bement Lab
CMB Travel Award
2016-17 – Cell and Developmental Biology of Xenopus Course, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
2015-16 – American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Conference, San Diego, CA

Netta Golenberg, Class of 2013, Anna Huttenlocher Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – Tissue Repair and Regeneration Gordon Research Conference and Research Seminar, Colby-Sawyer College

Kartik Gupta, Class of 2014, Bo Liu Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – American Heart Association Fall Meeting, Anaheim, CA

Amelia Haj, Class of 2016, David O’Connor Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – American Transplant Congress, Seattle, WA

Lauren Hillers, Class of 2015, Lisa Arendt Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – Gordon Research Symposium and Conference: Mammary Gland Biology, Stowe, VT

Elisha Ho, Class of 2008, Audrey Gasch Lab
2014-15 CMB Travel Award – Yeast Genetics Meeting, Seattle, WA

Nasim Jamali, Class of 2011, Nader Sheibani Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – Experimental Biology, San Diego, CA

Emily Jobe, Class of 2011, Xinyu Zhao Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL

Gul Kaur, Class of 2013, Aparna Lakkaraju Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – The Biology and Chemistry of Vision, Federation of American Sciences for Experimental Biology, Steamboat Springs, CO

Michelle Keller-Pearson, Class of 2015, Erin Silva Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – 9th International Conference on Mycorrhiza, Prague, Czech Republic

Ryan Kessens, Class of 2013, Mehdi Kabbage Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Plant Biology 2017, Honolulu, HI

Nadia Khan, Class of 2013, Avtar Roopra Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Houston, TX

Umair Khan, Class of 2016, Phillip Newmark Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – North American Planarian Meeting, Woods Hole, MA

Meihua Kuang, Class of 2011, Chris Hittinger Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – Society for Neuroscience 2016, San Diego, CA

Matthew Larson, Class of 2012, William Bement Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – American Society for Cell Biology National Meeting 2015, San Diego, CA

Mitchell Ledwith, Class of 2016, Andrew Mehle Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – American Society for Virology, College Park, MD

Jeong-Hee Lee, Class of 2013, Robert Kalejta Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – International Herpesvirus Workshop, Madison, WI

Ronghui Li, Class of 2010, Qiang Chang Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – Neuroscience 2015, Chicago, IL

Shelby Lyon, Class of 2013, Robert Kalejta Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – International Herpesvirus Workshop, Madison, WI

Charu Mehta, Class of 2014, Emery Bresnick Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition, Atlanta, GA

Richard Merkhofer, Class of 2015, Bruce Klein Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – Cell Symposia: Human Immunity, Banff, Canada

Aison Moe, Class of 2011, William Bement Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Angela Myers, Class of 2013, Richard Gourse Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – FASEB Conference for Mechanism and Regulation of Prokaryotic Transcription, Saxtons River, VT

Sarah Neuman, Class of 2011, Arash Bashirullah Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – Genetics Society of America 58th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, San Diego, CA

Will Olson, Class of 2014, Laura Knoll Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting 2018, Salt Lake City, UT

Harisha Rajanala, Class of 2011, Vincent Cryns Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – The Cold Spring Harbor (CSH) “Cell Death” Meeting

Erica Schwotzer, Class of 2014, David Brow Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – RNA Society Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA

Laura Swanson, Class of 2016, David Wassarman Lab
2017-18 CMB Travel Award – Neurobiology of Drosophila, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Dan Tremmel, Class of 2015, Jon Odorico Lab
CMB Travel Award
2016-17 – IPITA, Oxford, UK
2015-16 – IPITA-IXA-CTS-TTS Joint Conference, Melbourne, Australia

Jeremy Volkening, Class of 2013, Michael Sussman Lab
CMB Travel Award
2017-18 – 2018 Galaxy Community Conference/ Bioinformatics Open Source Conference, Portland, OR
2015-16 – American Society for Mass Spectrometry, San Antonio, TX

Sarah Wilson, Class of 2014, Laura Knoll Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – Molecular Parasitology Meeting, Woods Hole, MA

Tricia Windgassen, Class of 2013, James Keck Lab
2016-17 CMB Travel Award – DNA Replication & Recombination (Keystone Symposia), Santa Fe, NM

Sihui Yang, Class of 2013, Jill Wildonger Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – ASCB Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA

Xingmin Zhang, Class of 2010, Thomas Martin Lab
2015-16 CMB Travel Award – Gordon Conference: Protein Processing, Trafficking & Secretion, New London, NH