Seven recent Columbia College graduates from the Department of Biological Sciences were awarded prestigious NSF graduate research fellowships. These students were majors in Biology (Brianna Alico, CC'20 and Allison Hung, CC'20); Biochemistry (Mona Hui Xin Liu, CC'20); and Neuroscience & Behavior (Yasmine Ayman, CC'21; Nicholas Manfred, CC'21; Jorge Ochoa, CC'19; Alice Xue, CC'20).These fellowships support the development of a new generation of leaders in biology and related fields. The awardees will each receive substantial funding to support their graduate studies.
"I'm grateful to NSF for supporting our former students," said Brent Stockwell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. "It means a great deal to me to have this support for our former undergraduate students as they pursue their passion for research and try to change the world."
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based advanced degrees at accredited United States institutions.