Student Awards

2019 IBiS award winnersAwards and Grants

(^indicates the student has defended)

Katie Evans^ (Andersen), Joseph Muldoon^ (Leonard/Bagheri), Erik Schad^ (Petersen), and Gokay Yamankurt^ (Mirkin/Carthew) received Outstanding Dissertation Awards (2020).

Jonathan Boucher (Leonard) won the Neil Welker IBiS Teaching Assistant Excellence Award (2020).

Alexis Reyes (He) and Antoineen White (Lackner) won IBiS Excellence in Leadership & Engagement Awards (2020).

Sarah Lloyd (Bao) received a Northwestern University Presidential Fellowship (2020). 

Jonathan Boucher (Leonard) and Michael Ray (Lackner) received Predoctoral Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.  Karlin Compton (LaBonne) earned an Honorable Mention (2020).

Antoineen White (Lackner) was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (2020).

Miranda Jacobs (Kamat) was awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (2020).

Sean Allen^ (Scott), Timothy Mullen^ (Wignall), Anjali Rao^ (LaBonne), Matthew Ross^ (Rosenzweig/Hoffman), Kasia Soczek^ (Mondragón), and Stefan Zdraljevic^ (Andersen) received Outstanding Dissertation Awards (2019).

Gabriel Cavin (Wignall) won the Neil Welker IBiS Teaching Assistant Excellence Award (2019).

Jasmine Lucas^ (Schmidt) won the IBiS Excellence in Leadership & Engagement Award (2019).

Clare Harper (Lackner), Katherine Lo (Petersen), Rebecca Rasmussen (O'Halloran/Lucks), and Jake VanBelzen (Brickner) received Predoctoral Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (2019).

Heidi Anderson (Lackner) and Vasin Dumrongprechachan (Kozorovitskiy) were awarded Predoctoral Fellowships from the American Heart Association (2019).

Amanda Davis-Roca^ (Wignall), Lauren Geary^ (LaBonne), and Lauren Kraft^ (Lackner) received Outstanding Dissertation Awards (2018).

Timothy Mullen^ (Wignall) received the PLoS Genetics Research Prize (2018).

Emily Pujadas (Backman) was named a GEM Associate Fellow by The National GEM Consortium (2018).

Nicolle Bonar^ (Petersen) and Stefan Zdraljevic^ (Andersen) received Rappaport Awards for Research Excellence (2018).

Sarah Lloyd (Bao) won the Neil Welker IBiS Teaching Assistant Excellence Award (2018).

Nolan Kennedy (Tullman-Ercek) was awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (2018).

Anne d'Aquino^ (Jewett) received a Northwestern University Presidential Fellowship (2018).

Nisan Hubbard^ (Mayo) was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (2018). 

Shannon Brady^ (Andersen) was awarded a Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship (2018).

Amanda Davis-Roca^ (Wignall) and Lauren Kraft^ (Lackner) received Rappaport Awards for Research Excellence (2017).

Shannon Brady^ (Andersen) won the Neil Welker IBiS Teaching Assistant Excellence Award (2017).

Anne d'Aquino^ (Jewett) and Shuya Wang^ (Mirkin) were awarded Ryan Fellowships (2017).

Luay Almassalha^ (Backman/Szleifer) and Kathryn Gunn^ (Mondragón) received Outstanding Dissertation Awards (2017).

Grant Rybnicky (Jewett) received a Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Evan Buechel (Pinkett) earned an Honorable Mention (2017).

Justin Finkle^ (Bagheri) was awarded a Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship (2017).

Ian Wolff^ (Wignall) was awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (2016).

Patrick Donahue (Leonard), Jennifer Ferrer^ (Mirkin/Wertheim), and Jia Wu^ (Bagheri/Miller) received Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral NRSAs from the National Institutes of Health (2016).

Katherine Berman (Lucks), Shannon Brady^ (Andersen), and WeiTing Chen^ (Lackner) earned Honorable Mentions from the National Science Foundation in the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (2016).

Kaleigh Roberts (Meade) received a PRCRP Horizon Award from the Department of Defense (2016).

Joseph Muldoon^ (Bagheri/Leonard) won the Neil Welker IBiS Teaching Assistant Excellence Award (2016).

Lauren Geary^ (LaBonne) received a Northwestern University Presidential Fellowship (2016).

Ryan Marcum^ (Radhakrishnan) was awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (2015).

Kara Nordin^ (LaBonne) received an Outstanding Dissertation Award (2015).

Elsy Buitrago Delgado^ (LaBonne) received the Rappaport Award for Research Excellence (2015).

Saoirse McSharry^ (Beitel) won the Neil Welker IBiS Teaching Assistant Excellence Award (2015).

Gokay Yamankurt^ (Mirkin/Carthew) was awarded a Ryan Fellowship (2015).

Peter Doubleday^ (Kelleher) received a Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Joseph Muldoon^ (Bagheri/Leonard) earned an Honorable Mention (2015).

Nicolle Bonar^ (Petersen) received a Postgraduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2015).

Adam Hockenberry^ (Jewett/Amaral) received a Northwestern University Presidential Fellowship (2015).

Aaron Sue (O'Halloran) was awarded a Dr. John N. Nicholson Fellowship (2015).