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22 Graduate School Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

 

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headshots of GRFP recipients

Twenty Ph.D. students and two research master's students in The Graduate School have received prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for 2022.

Launched in 1952, the NSF GRFP is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind. It funds outstanding graduate students pursuing Ph.D. or research master's degrees in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. Fellows receive a three-year stipend, coverage of tuition and fees, and access to professional development opportunities.

The Graduate School students who received GRFP awards this year were:

  • Connor Amelung, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Lucas Bellaiche, Ph.D. student in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Anjali Boyd, Ph.D. student in Marine Science and Conservation
  • Zachary Brown, Ph.D. student in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Eleanor Caston, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Taylor Chavez, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Carolina Daffre, Ph.D. student in Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Zachary Fralish, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Alana Gonzales, M.S. student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Augustus Lowry, Ph.D. student in Biochemistry
  • Karina Matos Fernandez, Ph.D. student in Cell Biology
  • Gregory Matousek, Ph.D. student in Physics
  • Paul McKee, Ph.D. student in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Samuel Moore, Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Mercedes Munoz, Ph.D. student in Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Zachary Quinn, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Ashutosh Raman, M.S. student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Caroline Shearer, Ph.D. student in Evolutionary Anthropology/Ecology
  • Anita Silver, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Helen Streff, Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering
  • Emily Tallman, Ph.D. student in Statistical Science
  • Richard Wong, Ph.D. student in Ecology

Eighteen other Duke Ph.D. students received honorable mentions:

  • Emily Cannistraci, Biochemistry
  • Yin Mei Chan, Chemistry
  • Michael Chirgwin, Chemistry
  • Ariana de Souza, Earth and Climate Sciences
  • Camille DeSisto, Ecology
  • Alexander Friedman, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Jack Goffinet, Computer Science
  • Angela Jones, Genetics and Genomics
  • Quinn Lanners, Biostatistics
  • Halina Malinowski, Ecology
  • Aristotle Martin, Biomedical Engineering
  • Aruna Menon, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
  • Eduardo Ortega, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Krista Pipho, Genetics and Genomics
  • Jessica Portillo, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
  • Sam Reisman, Cell Biology
  • Ethan Whitman, Psychology and Neuroscience
  • William Wightman, Biomedical Engineering

 

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Headshots of GRFP honorable mentions