Richard Adeyemi

Project Title: A system for genome-wide characterization of long non-coding RNA functions in transcriptional regulation

Fellowship Mentor: Stephen Elledge

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: radeyemi {at} partners.org

2015

Shahar Alon

Project Title: Comprehensive in situ analysis of neurodevelopmental abnormalities in mouse model of autism

Fellowship Mentor: Ed Boyden

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: shaharalon.mail {at} gmail.com

2016

Kari Barlan

Project Title: Examination of the giant cadherin Fat2 in collective cell migration

Fellowship Mentor: Sally Horne-Badovinac

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: kbarlan {at} gmail.com

2014

Jonathan Barnes

Project Title: Composite nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery of cancer chemotherapeutics

Fellowship Mentor: Jeremiah Johnson

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: jcbarnes {at} mit.edu

2014

Aakash Basu

Project Title: Understanding transduction of sound into electrical responses by directly pulling on individual mechanotransduction ion channels in ear hair cells

Fellowship Mentor: A. James Hudspeth

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: aakash.basu {at} gmail.com

2014

Omer Bayraktar

Project Title: Regional Astrocyte Roles in Long-term Dopaminergic Neuron Survival and Circuit Maintenance

Fellowship Mentor: David Rowitch

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: omer.bayraktar {at} ucsf.edu

2015

Scott Behie

Project Title: Decoding microbial interspecies interactions for natural products discovery

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Mathew Traxler

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: scottbehie {at} berkeley.edu

2016

Nicholas Bellono

Project Title: Electroreceptors as a tool for controlling cell-specific activity and disease states

Fellowship Mentor: David Julius

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: nicholas.bellono {at} ucsf.edu

2016

Elizabeth Bess

Project Title: Eggerthella lenta's Bioactivation of Polyphenolic Lignans: Unleashing the Super in Superfoods

Fellowship Mentor: Peter Turnbaugh

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: elizabeth.bess {at} ucsf.edu

2016

Thomas Boothby

Project Title: Using water bears to identify novel methods for the dry storage of biomaterials

Fellowship Mentor: Bob Goldstein

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: tboothby {at} live.unc.edu

2015

Rogier Braakman

Project Title: Metabolic driving forces in the adaptive dynamics of marine microbial ecosystems

Fellowship Mentor: Sallie W. Chisholm

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: braakman {at} mit.edu

2014

Meghan Breen

Project Title: Characterizing the role of allostery in KIX domains using chemical co-chaperones

Fellowship Mentor: Prof. Anna K. Mapp

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: breenme {at} umich.edu

2016

Jacob Carlson

Project Title: Probing the interplay between cellular surveillance and the human microbiota

Fellowship Mentor: Gary Ruvkun

Sponsor: Lilly Research Laboratories

Email: jacob.carlson {at} ucsf.edu

2015

Tin Chi Solomon Chak

Project Title: Genome and social complexity: coevolutionary dynamics of genome size and eusociality

Fellowship Mentor: Dustin R. Rubenstein

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: solomonchak {at} gmail.com

2016

Michelle Chan

Project Title: Assembling cell lineages using an evolvable barcoding strategy to map mammalian development

Fellowship Mentor: Jonathan Weissman

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: michelle.chan {at} ucsf.edu

2015

Roger Chang

Project Title: RNA nanotube scaffolds as synthetic in vivo macromolecular machines

Fellowship Mentor: Pamela Silver

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: roger_chang {at} hms.harvard.edu

2014

Anwesha Chaudhury

Project Title: Mathematical modeling of white blood cell population dynamics for disease prognosis

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. John Higgins

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: achaudhury {at} mgh.harvard.edu

2016

Vikash Chauhan

Project Title: Alleviating hypoxia to reverse suppression of anti-tumor immunity

Fellowship Mentor: Philip Sharp

Sponsor: xTuit Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Email: vpc {at} mit.edu

2015

Miao-Ping Chien

Project Title: A Mammalian Cell-based High-Throughput Screening Platform for Improved Voltage Indicators

Fellowship Mentor: Adam Cohen

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: mchien01 {at} fas.harvard.edu

2015

Laura Clarke

Project Title: Do defects in synapse pruning by human astrocytes underlie neurodevelopmental disorders?

Fellowship Mentor: Ben Barres

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: lclarke2 {at} stanford.edu

2015

Daniel Cohen

Project Title: Cadherin-conjugated scaffolds for tissue engineering

Fellowship Mentor: W. James Nelson

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: danieljc {at} stanford.edu

2014

James Dahlman

Project Title: A high throughput screening platform for efficient in vivo gene editing and targeted therapeutics

Fellowship Mentor: Feng Zhang

Sponsor: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (The)

Email: james.dahlman {at} bme.gatech.edu

2015

Romain Darnajoux

Project Title: Deciphering the genomic and metabolic heterogeneity of biological nitrogen fixation in boreal ecosystems.

Fellowship Mentor: François M. M. Morel

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: romain.darnajoux {at} usherbrooke.ca

2016

Sarah Davies

Project Title: Investigating the 'weak link' paradigm: Can hosts regulate their symbiont's environment to buffer the effects of climate change?

Fellowship Mentor: Karl Castillo and Adrian Marchetti

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: daviessw {at} gmail.com

2016

Lorena de Mena

Project Title: Optogenetic systems to regulate light-mediated transcription with spatiotemporal resolution

Fellowship Mentor: Diego Rincon-Limas

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: lorena.demenaalvarez {at} neurology.ufl.edu

2015

Alon Greenbaum

Project Title: Anatomical and transcriptional profiling of intact bone and stem cell niches using CLARITY and light-sheet microscopy

Fellowship Mentor: Prof. Viviana Gradinaru

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: alon {at} caltech.edu

2016

Simon Groen

Project Title: Systems genomics of stress adaptation

Fellowship Mentor: Prof Michael D Puruggunan

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: sc.groen {at} gmail.com

2016

Ting Han

Project Title: Structural and functional analyses of fibers formed from low complexity sequences

Fellowship Mentor: Steven L. McKnight

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: ting.han {at} utsouthwestern.edu

2014

Sung Han

Project Title: A neural circuit for unconditioned stimulus during fear conditioning

Fellowship Mentor: Richard Palmiter

Sponsor: Rett Syndrome Research Foundation

Email: sunghan {at} uw.edu

2015

Andrew Houk

Project Title: Patterning mechanisms that restrict cardiac valve formation in zebrafish

Fellowship Mentor: Deborah Yelon

Sponsor: Amgen

Email: ahouk {at} ucsd.edu

2014

Sheng (Tony) Hui

Project Title: Towards a holistic understanding of animal metabolism

Fellowship Mentor: Joshua D. Rabinowitz

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: shui {at} princeton.edu

2016

Robert Jinkerson

Project Title: Transforming our understanding of plant lipid metabolism with a novel functional genomics strategy

Fellowship Mentor: Martin Jonikas

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: rjinkers {at} mines.edu

2014

Roland Kersten

Project Title: Chemoenzymatic diversification of terpene and meroterpene natural products via substrate analogues and new terpene cyclase biochemistry

Fellowship Mentor: Joseph Noel

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: rkersten {at} salk.edu

2015

Karen Kieser

Project Title: Identifying determinants of chronic inflammation in Helicobacter pylori infection

Fellowship Mentor: Jonathan C. Kagan, PhD

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: karen.kieser {at} childrens.harvard.edu

2016

Ricardo Laranjeiro

Project Title: C. elegans as a model for molecular genetic analyses of exercise benefits to healthy aging

Fellowship Mentor: Monica Driscoll

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: ricardo_laranjeiro {at} hotmail.com

2015

Christine Lattin

Project Title: Using positron emission tomography (PET) for dynamic in vivo visualization of the metabolic endocrinology of wild birds

Fellowship Mentor: Richard E. Carson

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: christine.lattin {at} yale.edu

2014

Laura Lavery

Project Title: Elucidating Origins and Function of mCH Methylation in the Mature Mammalian Brain

Fellowship Mentor: Huda Zoghbi

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: lavery {at} bcm.edu

2015

Michele LeRoux

Project Title: Investigating the role of toxin-antitoxin systems in bacterial persistence

Fellowship Mentor: Michael Laub

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: leroux_m {at} mit.edu

2016

Xiaochun Li

Project Title: Structural analysis of the three integral membrane proteins of the nuclear pore membrane

Fellowship Mentor: Gunter Blobel

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: xli05 {at} rockefeller.edu

2014

Li Li

Project Title: Mapping Free Energy Landscape of RNA Dynamics

Fellowship Mentor: Jack Szostak

Sponsor: Life Sciences Research Foundation

Email: ll {at} molbio.mgh.harvard.edu

2015

Hoong Chuin Lim

Project Title: Unraveling the Mycobacterial envelope biogenesis using Corynebacterium glutamicum as a model organism

Fellowship Mentor: Thomas Bernhardt

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: hoongchuin.lim {at} gmail.com

2016

Justin Lomont

Project Title: Exploring the Role of Drosophila Dscam Isoform Diversity in Neuronal Development via Single Molecule RNA FISH Barcoding

Fellowship Mentor: Martin Zanni

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: lomont {at} wisc.edu

2016

Nitobe London

Project Title: Centralspindlin-mediated RhoA signaling in cytokinesis

Fellowship Mentor: Michael Glotzer

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: nlondon {at} fhcrc.org

2016

Federica Lucantonio

Project Title: The importance of serotonin for reward and punishment processing and its role in depression

Fellowship Mentor: Jeremiah Cohen

Sponsor: Life Sciences Research Foundation

Email: federica.lucantonio {at} gmail.com

2015

Jennifer Mamrosh

Project Title: Targeted ubiquitination skews presentation of MHC class I antigens

Fellowship Mentor: Raymond Deshaies

Sponsor: Astellas Pharma, Inc

Email: jennifer.mamrosh {at} gmail.com

2016

Ricardo Martinez Garcia

Project Title: Using Dictyostelium discoideum to understand the role of ecology and multiple fitness tradeoffs in the evolution of multicellularity

Fellowship Mentor: Corina E. Tarnita

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: ricardom {at} princeton.edu

2016

Marta Melé Messeguer

Project Title: Host and viral transcriptional changes of coding and non-coding genes during the course of Ebola and Lassa infections

Fellowship Mentor: John Rinn

Sponsor: Gilead

Email: marta.mele.messeguer {at} gmail.com

2016

Sampriti Mukherjee

Project Title: Investigating Quorum-sensing regulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms at single cell level

Fellowship Mentor: Bonnie L. Bassler

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: sampriti {at} princeton.edu

2016

Dipti Nayak

Project Title: Synthetic biology and lab-based evolution for methanogenesis from non-natural substrates

Fellowship Mentor: William Metcalf

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: dipti.nayak {at} gmail.com

2015

Samuel Norman-Haignere

Project Title: Neural representation of speech and music in human cortex

Fellowship Mentor: Gabriel Kreiman

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: svnh {at} mit.edu

2016

Shay Ohayon

Project Title: Dissecting the micro-architecture of non-human primates inferotemporal (IT) cortex with deep brain calcium imaging

Fellowship Mentor: James DiCarlo

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: shay.ohayon {at} gmail.com

2014

Lena Pernas

Project Title: Manipulation of mitochondrial fusion: a new microbial strategy?

Fellowship Mentor: Luca Scorrano

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: lpernas {at} gmail.com

2015

Jonathan Phillips

Project Title: Utilizing unicellular organisms to characterize Hippo pathway regulation

Fellowship Mentor: Duojia Pan

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: jphill67 {at} jhmi.edu

2015

Elizabeth Pollina

Project Title: Non-canonical DNA methylation in activity-dependent neuronal diversification

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Michael Greenberg

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: elizabeth.pollina {at} gmail.com

2016

Benjamin Pope

Project Title: Defining molecular mechanisms of risk behaviors for diabetes using a biomimetic system of metabolic organoids

Fellowship Mentor: Kevin K. Parker and Chad A. Cowan

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: pope {at} seas.harvard.edu

2016

Michael Raissig

Project Title: Stomata formation in grasses: unique developmental trajectories and their physiological implications

Fellowship Mentor: Dominique Bergmann

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: raissig {at} stanford.edu

2015

Emilie Rennie

Project Title: Synthesis and Functions of an Essential Class of Plant Glycosphingolipids

Fellowship Mentor: Edgar Cahoon

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: emilierennie {at} gmail.com

2015

Gabriel Rocklin

Project Title: De novo protein design of AMA1 binders for malaria

Fellowship Mentor: David Baker

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: grocklin {at} gmail.com

2014

Alejo E. Rodriguez-Fraticelli

Project Title: High-throughput clonal analysis at the single-cancer stem cell level using in vivo barcoding and in situ sequencing

Fellowship Mentor: Fernando Camargo

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: yosoyleko {at} gmail.com

2015

Benjamin Ross

Project Title: Investigation of interbacterial competition via type VI secretion between members of the gut microbiota

Fellowship Mentor: Joseph Mougous

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: bdross {at} uw.edu

2015

Caroline Runyan

Project Title: The transfer and representation of sensory information during decision-making

Fellowship Mentor: Christopher Harvey

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: caroline_runyan {at} hms.harvard.edu

2014

Tasha Santiago-Rodriguez

Project Title: Revealing the microbiome and virome of dental calculus through paleomicrobiomics

Fellowship Mentor: Raul Cano

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: tsantiagoro {at} gmail.com

2015

Jaclyn Sceneay

Project Title: Determining how the aging immune system impacts the efficacy of immunotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Sandra McAllister

Sponsor: Glenn Foundation (The)

Email: jsceneay {at} partners.org

2016

Kuang Shen

Project Title: Biochemical analysis of the Rag GTPases of the mTOR pathway

Fellowship Mentor: David Sabatini

Sponsor: Pfizer Global Research and Development

Email: shenk {at} wi.mit.edu

2014

Zhen Shi

Project Title: Characterizing the ribosome code in regulation of gene expression during mammalian cell fate specification

Fellowship Mentor: Maria Barna

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: szhen {at} stanford.edu

2014

Patrick Shih

Project Title: Elucidating plant-rhizobacterial interaction for engineering improved plant growth fitness

Fellowship Mentor: Dominique Loque

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: pmshih {at} gmail.com

2014

Seth Shipman

Project Title: New molecular tools to investigate transcriptional networks that govern cell-fate decisions at the single-cell level during neural differentiation

Fellowship Mentor: Jeffrey Macklis

Sponsor: Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation (The)

Email: seth_shipman {at} harvard.edu

2014

Longfei Shu

Project Title: Proto-farming and the carried microbiome in a social amoeba

Fellowship Mentor: David C. Queller

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: longfei.shu {at} wustl.edu

2016

Ragunath Singaravelu

Project Title: Systematic characterization of non-coding RNAs regulating innate immune response to cytosolic DNA

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Katherine Fitzgerald

Sponsor: Gilead

Email: R.Singaravelu {at} gmail.com

2016

Ruth Sommese

Project Title: Properties of ß2-adrenergic receptor selectivity and multiplicity

Fellowship Mentor: Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan

Sponsor: Life Sciences Research Foundation

Email: rfsommese {at} gmail.com

2014

Sungmin Son

Project Title: Mechanical regulation of cell-cell fusion

Fellowship Mentor: Daniel A. Fletcher

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: sungmin.son {at} gmail.com

2014

Adam Steinbrenner

Project Title: Engineering enhanced anti-herbivore plant defenses using the pest-associated elicitor, inceptin

Fellowship Mentor: Eric Schmelz

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: adam.steinbrenner {at} gmail.com

2016

Martin Stewart

Project Title: Mechanisms of microfluidic intracellular delivery by rapid cell deformations

Fellowship Mentor: Klavs Jensen

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: martstew {at} mit.edu

2016

Peter Sudmant

Project Title: Temporal patterns and regulation of splicing programs in mammalian development

Fellowship Mentor: Christopher Burge

Sponsor: Genentech, Inc.

Email: psudmant {at} mit.edu

2015

Ho Lam Tang

Project Title: Anastasis: A novel cell survival mechanism in vivo

Fellowship Mentor: Marie Hardwick

Sponsor: Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation (The)

Email: hogantang {at} jhu.edu

2014

Deborah Thurtle

Project Title: Identification and Characterization of Boundary Effectors to Insulate Nuclear Receptor Transcriptional Regulation

Fellowship Mentor: Keith Yamamoto

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: deborah.thurtle {at} ucsf.edu

2015

Reza Vafabakhsh

Project Title: Single molecule FRET study of GPCR signaling: from receptor activation to G protein activation

Fellowship Mentor: Ehud Isacoff

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: reva {at} berkeley.edu

2014

Ophelia Venturelli

Project Title: Reverse engineering of stable microbial communities from the human gut microbiome

Fellowship Mentor: Adam P. Arkin

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: osventurelli {at} berkeley.edu

2014

Josep Vilarrasa-Blasi

Project Title: Identification and characterization of water sensing mechanisms in plants

Fellowship Mentor: Jose Dinneny

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: pituvilarnadal {at} gmail.com

2015

Ekaterina Vinogradova

Project Title: Expanding the Toolbox of Activity Based Protein Profiling (ABPP)

Fellowship Mentor: Benjamin Cravatt

Sponsor: Pfizer Global Research and Development

Email: vinograd {at} scripps.edu

2015

Daniel Wagner

Project Title: Deciphering the transcriptional dynamics of lineage acquisition in the zebrafish neural tube by single-cell analysis

Fellowship Mentor: Sean Megason

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: wagnerde {at} gmail.com

2015

Xiao Wang

Project Title: Magnetic control of neuronal activity

Fellowship Mentor: Karl Deisseroth

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: wangxiao880707 {at} gmail.com

2016

Douglas Wheeler

Project Title: Clinically guided in vivo CRISPR/Cas9-based screens to identify novel lung cancer genes

Fellowship Mentor: Matthew Meyerson

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: dwheeler {at} broadinstitute.org

2016

Christopher Whidden

Project Title: Developing statistical algorithms to infer the evolutionary history of viruses, antibodies, and cancer cells

Fellowship Mentor: Frederick Matsen

Sponsor: Simons Foundation

Email: christopher.j.whidden {at} gmail.com

2015

Han Xiao

Project Title: Antibody-sialidase conjugates for breast cancer immunotherapy

Fellowship Mentor: Carolyn R. Bertozzi

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: xiaoken {at} stanford.edu

2016

Jixian Zhai

Project Title: Functional study of MORC proteins in safeguarding transposon and genome integrity

Fellowship Mentor: Steven E. Jacobsen

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: jxzhai {at} ucla.edu

2014

Ruobo Zhou

Project Title: Origin and development of a highly organized cytoskeletal network in mammalian axons

Fellowship Mentor: Xiaowei Zhuang

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: ruobo.zhou {at} gmail.com

2014

Xiao Zhou

Project Title: Elucidating the function ofplant RanGAP in mitotic spindle orientation

Fellowship Mentor: Rebecca Heald

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: zhou.210 {at} berkeley.edu

2016

Aleksandr Zhukhovitskiy

Project Title: Toward novel fluorinated therapeutics and bioimaging agents via chiral anion phase-transfer catalysis fluorination of polar substrates within polymeric nanodroplets.

Fellowship Mentor: F. Dean Toste

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: alexzhuko {at} berkeley.edu

2016