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Recent Student Fellowships

Einstein Ph.D. and MD-PhD students have a long history of successfully applying for and receiving NIH Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (e.g., F30, F31). Below are recent students who have received an Individual Predoctoral Fellowship award.

 

2017

David-Ajasin-Fellowship

DAVID AJASIN

Project Title: INTERPLAY OF HOST FACTORS THAT MODULATE HIV-1 RELEASE AND REPLICATION FITNESS

Funding: F31 (NIAID)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Vinayaka Prasad
Department of Microbiology and Immunology



 

 

Hannah-Monday-Fellowship

HANNAH MONDAY

Project Title: LOCAL PROTEIN SYNTHESIS IN PRESYNAPTIC PLASTICITY

Funding: F31 (NIMH)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Pablo Castillo
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Renee-Symonds-Fellowship

RENEE SYMONDS

Project Title: MESOLIMBIC MECHANISMS OF REINFORCEMENT

Funding: F31 (NIDCD)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Elyse Sussman
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Cindy-Reyes-Fellowship

CINDY REYES

Project Title: MESOLIMBIC MECHANISMS OF REINFORCEMENT

Funding: F31 (NIDA)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Saleem Nicola
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Liane-Hunter-Fellowship

LIANE HUNTER

Project Title: IDENTIFYING BIOMARKERS THAT MODIFY OUTCOMES IN SOCCER HEADING

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Michael Lipton
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Maisha-Rahman-Fellowship

MAISHA RAHMAN

Project Title: UNCOVERING THE ROLE OF LEUKOCYTE CELL-DERIVED CHEMOTAXIN 2 (LECT-2) IN DENDRITE MORPHOGENESIS

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Hannes E. Buelow
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Ross-Firestone-Fellowship

ROSS FIRESTONE

Project Title: DESIGNING NOVEL ANTI-CANCER THERAPEUTICS: TARGETING METHIONINE METABOLISM 

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Vern Schramm 
Department of Biochemistry



 

 

Jeetayu-Biswas-Fellowship

JEETAYU BISWAS

Project Title: THE SEQUENCE RECOGNITION, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE IMP FAMILY OF MRNA BINDING PROTEINS

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Robert Singer
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology



 

 

Justine-Wheat-Fellowship

JUSTIN WHEAT

Project Title: UNCOVERING TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF A MASTER HEMATOPOIETIC TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR AT SINGLE MOLECULE RESOLUTION

Funding: F30 (NIGMS)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Ulrich Steidl
Department of Cell Biology



 



2016

Samer-Hanna-Fellowship

SAMER HANNA

Project Title: THE ROLE OF TUNNELING NANOTUBES AS A NOVEL MODE OF TUMOR CELL-MACROPHAGE COMMUNICATION

Funding: F99 (NCI)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Dianne Cox
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology



 

 

Estah-Leah-Bock-Fellowship

ESTAH LEAH BOCK

Project Title: MECHANISTIC STUDY AND GENE TARGETING TO BLOCK HIV ASSEMBLY BY IN-BINDING PROTEIN

Funding: F31 (NIGMS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Ganjam Kalpana
Department of Genetics



 

 

Ruth-Anne-Howe-Fellowship

RUTH ANN HOWE

Project Title: CHARACTERIZING THE NOVEL PROTEIN C15ORF65

Funding: F30 (NHLBI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Ulirch Steidl
Department of Cell Biology



 

 

Warren_Christopher_Fellowship

CHRISTOPHER WARREN

Project Title: REGULATION OF HISTONE CHAPERONE FUNCTION BY GLUTAMYLATION

Funding: F31 (NIGMS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. David Shechter
Department of Biochemistry



 

 

Ali-Zahalka-Fellowship

ALI ZAHALKA

Project Title: CONTRIBUTIONS OF SYMPATHETIC SIGNALS TO PROSTATE CANCER PROGRESSION

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Paul Frenette
Department of Cell Biology



 

 

Cary-Weiss-Fellowship

CARY WEISS

Project Title: MICRORNA-22 AND THE MICRORNA-22/TET2 NETWORK AS REGULATORS OF THE CELL FATE DECISION IN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS AND IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME.

Funding: F30 (NIDDK)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Keisuke Ito
Department of Cell Biology



 

 

Sean-Healton-Fellowship

SEAN HEALTON

Project Title: EPIGENETIC ACTIVITY OF NORMAL AND CANCER-ASSOCIATED MUTANT H1 LINKER HISTONES

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Arthur Skoultchi
Department of Cell Biology



 


2015

Nelson-Gil-Fellowship

NELSON GIL

Project Title: THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF RECEPTOR-LIGAND RECOGNITION ON THE IMMUNOLOGICAL SYNAPSE

Funding: F31 (NIGMS)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Andras Fiser
Department of Systems and Computational Biology



 

 

Odelya-Hartung-Fellowship

ODELYA HARTUNG

Project Title: THE ROLE OF RBPMS2 IN ESTABLISHING OOCYTE POLARITY

Funding: F30 (NICHD)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Florence Marlow
Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology



 

 

Pablo-Lituma-Fellowship

PABLO LITUMA

Project Title: PRESYNAPTIC NMDAR FUNCTION IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS

Funding: F31 (NIMH)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Pablo Castillo
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Marika-Osterbur-Fellowship

MARIKA OSTERBUR

Project Title: EXTRA-CODING FEATURES OF MRNA ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HERG CHANNEL FUNCTION

Funding: F30 (NHLBI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Thomas McDonald
Department of Molecular Biology



 

 

Karin-Skalina-Fellowship

KARIN SKALINA

Project Title: OPTIMIZATION OF NON-ABLATIVE FOCUSED ULTRASOUND THERAPY FOR TUMOR IMMUNITY

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Chandan Guha
Department of Pathology



 

 

Michael-Willcockson-Fellowship

MICHAEL WILLCOCKSON

Project Title: REGULATORS OF THE ERYTHROID TERMINAL DIFFERENTIATION DECISION AND THEIR CONNECTION TO THE CELL CYCLE

Funding: F30 (NIDDK)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Arthur Skoultchi
Department of Cell Biology



 


2014

Ariel-VItenzon-Fellowship

ARIEL VITENZON

Project Title: DOES A COMMON MECHANISM TRIGGER ATTACKS IN EPISODIC ATAXIA TYPE 2?

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Samantha-Kee-Fellowship

SAMANTHA KEE

Project Title: CEREBELLAR INVOLVEMENT AND ALCOHOL EFFECTS IN A MOUSE MODEL OF MYOCLONUS DYSTONIA

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Kim-Ohaegbulam-Fellowship

KIM OHAEGBULAM

Project Title: TUMOR EXPRESSED B7X ACCELERATES DISEASE AND IS A NOVEL TARGET FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY

Funding: F31 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Xingxing Zang
Department of Microbiology and Immunology



 

 

Jennifer-Schloss-Fellowship

JENNIFER SCHLOSS

Project Title: USE OF BETA CELL EPITOPES IN PREVENTING TYPE 1 DIABETES IN HUMANIZED MICE

Funding: F30 (NIDDK)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Teresa DiLorenzo
Department of Microbiology and Immunology



 

 

Henry-Shikani-Fellowship

HENRY SHIKANI

Project Title: THE ROLE OF TAU IN THE NEUROPATHOLOGY OF CEREBRAL MALARIA

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Mahalia Desuisseaux
Department of Microbiology and Immunology



 

 

Robert-Stanley-Fellowship

ROBERT STANLEY

Project Title: INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF ARC IN HEMATOPOIESIS AND MYELOPROLIFERATIVE NEOPLASMS

Funding: F30 (NHLBI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Ulrich Steidl
Department of Cell Biology



 

 

Onyinyechuku-Uchime-Fellowship

ONYINYECHUKWU UCHIME

Project Title: NOVEL INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANISM OF BAX MODULATION

Funding: F31 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Evripidis Gavathiotis
Department of Biochemistry



 

 

Einstein Ph.D. and MD-PhD students have a long history of successfully applying for and receiving NIH Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (e.g., F30, F31). Below are recent students who have received an Individual Predoctoral Fellowship award.

 

2017

David-Ajasin-Fellowship

DAVID AJASIN

Project Title: INTERPLAY OF HOST FACTORS THAT MODULATE HIV-1 RELEASE AND REPLICATION FITNESS

Funding: F31 (NIAID)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Vinayaka Prasad
Department of Microbiology and Immunology



 

 

Hannah-Monday-Fellowship

HANNAH MONDAY

Project Title: LOCAL PROTEIN SYNTHESIS IN PRESYNAPTIC PLASTICITY

Funding: F31 (NIMH)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Pablo Castillo
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Renee-Symonds-Fellowship

RENEE SYMONDS

Project Title: MESOLIMBIC MECHANISMS OF REINFORCEMENT

Funding: F31 (NIDCD)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Elyse Sussman
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Cindy-Reyes-Fellowship

CINDY REYES

Project Title: MESOLIMBIC MECHANISMS OF REINFORCEMENT

Funding: F31 (NIDA)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Saleem Nicola
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Liane-Hunter-Fellowship

LIANE HUNTER

Project Title: IDENTIFYING BIOMARKERS THAT MODIFY OUTCOMES IN SOCCER HEADING

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Michael Lipton
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Maisha-Rahman-Fellowship

MAISHA RAHMAN

Project Title: UNCOVERING THE ROLE OF LEUKOCYTE CELL-DERIVED CHEMOTAXIN 2 (LECT-2) IN DENDRITE MORPHOGENESIS

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Hannes E. Buelow
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Ross-Firestone-Fellowship

ROSS FIRESTONE

Project Title: DESIGNING NOVEL ANTI-CANCER THERAPEUTICS: TARGETING METHIONINE METABOLISM 

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Vern Schramm 
Department of Biochemistry



 

 

Jeetayu-Biswas-Fellowship

JEETAYU BISWAS

Project Title: THE SEQUENCE RECOGNITION, STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE IMP FAMILY OF MRNA BINDING PROTEINS

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Robert Singer
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology



 

 

Justine-Wheat-Fellowship

JUSTIN WHEAT

Project Title: UNCOVERING TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION OF A MASTER HEMATOPOIETIC TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR AT SINGLE MOLECULE RESOLUTION

Funding: F30 (NIGMS)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Ulrich Steidl
Department of Cell Biology



 



2016

Samer-Hanna-Fellowship

SAMER HANNA

Project Title: THE ROLE OF TUNNELING NANOTUBES AS A NOVEL MODE OF TUMOR CELL-MACROPHAGE COMMUNICATION

Funding: F99 (NCI)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Dianne Cox
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology



 

 

Estah-Leah-Bock-Fellowship

ESTAH LEAH BOCK

Project Title: MECHANISTIC STUDY AND GENE TARGETING TO BLOCK HIV ASSEMBLY BY IN-BINDING PROTEIN

Funding: F31 (NIGMS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Ganjam Kalpana
Department of Genetics



 

 

Ruth-Anne-Howe-Fellowship

RUTH ANN HOWE

Project Title: CHARACTERIZING THE NOVEL PROTEIN C15ORF65

Funding: F30 (NHLBI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Ulirch Steidl
Department of Cell Biology



 

 

Warren_Christopher_Fellowship

CHRISTOPHER WARREN

Project Title: REGULATION OF HISTONE CHAPERONE FUNCTION BY GLUTAMYLATION

Funding: F31 (NIGMS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. David Shechter
Department of Biochemistry



 

 

Ali-Zahalka-Fellowship

ALI ZAHALKA

Project Title: CONTRIBUTIONS OF SYMPATHETIC SIGNALS TO PROSTATE CANCER PROGRESSION

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Paul Frenette
Department of Cell Biology



 

 

Cary-Weiss-Fellowship

CARY WEISS

Project Title: MICRORNA-22 AND THE MICRORNA-22/TET2 NETWORK AS REGULATORS OF THE CELL FATE DECISION IN HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS AND IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROME.

Funding: F30 (NIDDK)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Keisuke Ito
Department of Cell Biology



 

 

Sean-Healton-Fellowship

SEAN HEALTON

Project Title: EPIGENETIC ACTIVITY OF NORMAL AND CANCER-ASSOCIATED MUTANT H1 LINKER HISTONES

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Arthur Skoultchi
Department of Cell Biology



 


2015

Nelson-Gil-Fellowship

NELSON GIL

Project Title: THE MOLECULAR BASIS OF RECEPTOR-LIGAND RECOGNITION ON THE IMMUNOLOGICAL SYNAPSE

Funding: F31 (NIGMS)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Andras Fiser
Department of Systems and Computational Biology



 

 

Odelya-Hartung-Fellowship

ODELYA HARTUNG

Project Title: THE ROLE OF RBPMS2 IN ESTABLISHING OOCYTE POLARITY

Funding: F30 (NICHD)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Florence Marlow
Department of Developmental and Molecular Biology



 

 

Pablo-Lituma-Fellowship

PABLO LITUMA

Project Title: PRESYNAPTIC NMDAR FUNCTION IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS

Funding: F31 (NIMH)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Pablo Castillo
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Marika-Osterbur-Fellowship

MARIKA OSTERBUR

Project Title: EXTRA-CODING FEATURES OF MRNA ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HERG CHANNEL FUNCTION

Funding: F30 (NHLBI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Thomas McDonald
Department of Molecular Biology



 

 

Karin-Skalina-Fellowship

KARIN SKALINA

Project Title: OPTIMIZATION OF NON-ABLATIVE FOCUSED ULTRASOUND THERAPY FOR TUMOR IMMUNITY

Funding: F30 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Chandan Guha
Department of Pathology



 

 

Michael-Willcockson-Fellowship

MICHAEL WILLCOCKSON

Project Title: REGULATORS OF THE ERYTHROID TERMINAL DIFFERENTIATION DECISION AND THEIR CONNECTION TO THE CELL CYCLE

Funding: F30 (NIDDK)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Arthur Skoultchi
Department of Cell Biology



 


2014

Ariel-VItenzon-Fellowship

ARIEL VITENZON

Project Title: DOES A COMMON MECHANISM TRIGGER ATTACKS IN EPISODIC ATAXIA TYPE 2?

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Samantha-Kee-Fellowship

SAMANTHA KEE

Project Title: CEREBELLAR INVOLVEMENT AND ALCOHOL EFFECTS IN A MOUSE MODEL OF MYOCLONUS DYSTONIA

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Kamran Khodakhah
Department of Neuroscience



 

 

Kim-Ohaegbulam-Fellowship

KIM OHAEGBULAM

Project Title: TUMOR EXPRESSED B7X ACCELERATES DISEASE AND IS A NOVEL TARGET FOR IMMUNOTHERAPY

Funding: F31 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Xingxing Zang
Department of Microbiology and Immunology



 

 

Jennifer-Schloss-Fellowship

JENNIFER SCHLOSS

Project Title: USE OF BETA CELL EPITOPES IN PREVENTING TYPE 1 DIABETES IN HUMANIZED MICE

Funding: F30 (NIDDK)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Teresa DiLorenzo
Department of Microbiology and Immunology



 

 

Henry-Shikani-Fellowship

HENRY SHIKANI

Project Title: THE ROLE OF TAU IN THE NEUROPATHOLOGY OF CEREBRAL MALARIA

Funding: F31 (NINDS)
PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Mahalia Desuisseaux
Department of Microbiology and Immunology



 

 

Robert-Stanley-Fellowship

ROBERT STANLEY

Project Title: INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF ARC IN HEMATOPOIESIS AND MYELOPROLIFERATIVE NEOPLASMS

Funding: F30 (NHLBI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Ulrich Steidl
Department of Cell Biology



 

 

Onyinyechuku-Uchime-Fellowship

ONYINYECHUKWU UCHIME

Project Title: NOVEL INVESTIGATION OF THE MECHANISM OF BAX MODULATION

Funding: F31 (NCI)
MD-PhD Student
Laboratory of Dr. Evripidis Gavathiotis
Department of Biochemistry



 

 

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