The Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences.
Fred Hutch established this annual award to honor the bold, creative, pioneering spirit embodied by Hal Weintraub. Weintraub also earned deep respect and admiration as a caring mentor and supportive colleague.
Awardees will participate in a scientific symposium honoring Weintraub and his commitment to innovative science. The award symposium will take place May 5, 2023, at Fred Hutch's Robert W. Day Campus. The symposium will consist of scientific presentations by the graduate student awardees and informal gatherings of students and faculty.
A committee consisting of Fred Hutch faculty and students will select up to twelve awardees from the nominations on the basis of quality, originality, and scientific significance, as well as to represent a diverse range of research topics. Expenses will be covered by the Weintraub/Groudine Fellowship for Science and Human Disease, established to foster intellectual exchange through the promotion of programs for graduate students, fellows and visiting scholars.
Only one nomination may be submitted per department or program.
Since the awardees will present their thesis work at the Weintraub Symposium, we envision them as advanced students near the completion of their studies. Ideally, students should not have completed their thesis before September 2022. However, due to differences in research topics and programs, the most qualified students may have already completed their thesis.
Nominations should be submitted by the Chair/Head of the Department/Program or their designee.
Information needed before submission for all applicants:
Information needed from student's mentor:
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The Selection Committee will notify all nominees about their status by February 28, 2023.
Please address questions regarding this award or the symposium to Susan Parkhurst.
Deadline for 2023 nominations is Dec 15, 2022.
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Amin Aalipour, Stanford University • Januka Athukoralage, University of St Andrews • Lindsay Cameron, UC Davis • Grace Johnson, MIT • Lyle Kingsbury, UCLA • Malinda McPherson, Harvard University • Dasha Nelidova, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research • Shayan Shamipour, Institute of Science and Technology Austria • Eric Song, Yale University • Katherine Susa, Harvard University • Mengni Wang, UT Southwestern Medical Center • Emma Wrenn, Fred Hutch • Lynn Yap, Harvard University
Adrian Baez-Ortega, Univ. of Cambridge .Lou Beaulieu-Laroche, MIT . Andrew Butler, New York Univ. .Victoria Deneke, Duke .James Eaglesham, Harvard .Nandan Gokhale, Duke .Rose Hill, UC, Berkeley wRebecca Moore, Princeton .Paul Muller, Rockefeller .Anete Romanauska, Med Univ. Vienna .Akanksha Thawani, Princeton .Christopher Zimmerman, UCSF
Nicholas Bodnar, Harvard Medical School • James Byers, Stanford University • Lillian Cohn, The Rockefeller University • Eric Dang, University of California, San Francisco • Fahim Farzadfard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Danielle Grotjahn, Scripps Research Institute • Kamena Kostova, University of California, San Francisco • Adam Larson, University of California, San Francisco • Jackson Liang, Stanford University • Claudio Morales-Pérez, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center • Annika Nichols, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna • Niladri Sinha, University of Utah • Katherine Xue, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
For a list of previous awardees 2001-2017