Graduate Honors and Awards

American Heart Association Fellowship

ARCS Foundation Fellowship

Bridges to Doctorate Fellowship

CIRM Fellowship

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship

Ford Foundation Fellowship

Fulbright 

Gates Millenium Scholarship

HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

NIH F31 Fellowship

NIH F99/K00

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

QB3 Fellowship

Tony Fink Memorial Student Award

TRDRP (Tobacco Related Diseases Research Fellowship) 

UC Santa Cruz Awards

MCD Department Awards

Other Notable Awards and Honors

 

American Heart Association Fellowship

To enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are matriculated in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and brain health.

Donna Poscablo (2019 - 2020)

 

ARCS Foundation Fellowship

ARCS Foundation advances science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding US citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering and medical research.

Amanda Brambila (2019-2020)

Oscar Cazares (2020-2021)

Patrick Ferree (2005-2006)

Laura Gaydos (2013-2014)

Giulia Gurun (2007-2008)

Stacy Harvey (2006-2007)

Eva Murdock Balog (2011-2012)

Elektra Robinson (2019-2020)

Jeremiah Tsyporin (2021-2022)

Jessica Zapata (2010-2011)

 

Bridges to Doctorate Fellowship

The goal of the Bridges to the Doctorate Research Training program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce.

Prestina Smith (2010-2012)

Ruth Watson Tilus (2010-2012)

 

CIRM Fellowship

The goal of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is to use stem cell and related research to develop new therapies for disease. The Institute thus encourages training in stem cell research that fosters an active interest in, and knowledge of, human diseases, as well as a thorough and critical understanding of fundamental biology.

Mimmi Ballard (2011-2013)

Lotti Brose (2014-2015)

Kristel Dorighi (2007-2009)

Sam Fagg (2013-2015)

Andrew Field (2013-2014)

Tristan Frum (2013-2014)

David Greenberg (2009-2011)

Muriel Kmet (2009-2010)

Andrew Knutson (2014-2015)

Stephanie McClymont (2006-2007)

William McKenna (2006-2007)

Anthony Parenti (2012-2014)

Andreea Nistorica (2014-2015)

 

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship

The University of California offers several merit-based and diversity enhancement fellowship programs to students who show potential to become excellent faculty or researchers in institutions of higher education as well as to foster multi-faceted diversity in graduate education at the University of California.

Jennifer Betancourt (2008)

Jacob Garrigues (2007)

Maria Juarez (2019)

Angela Lane (2021)

Ruth Watson Tilus (2014)

Fulbright 

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. 

Joosje (Josie) Bleeker (2021)

Ford Foundation Fellowship

The Ford Foundation Fellowship is awarded to students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in the U.S., show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Cameron Soulette (2018-2021)

Apple Vollmers (2019-2020)

 

Gates Millenium Scholarship

The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential

Richard Thomas (2020)

 

HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

The program provides awards to pairs of dissertation advisers and their graduate students based on what HHMI values and considers essential components of the environment, particularly the institution and adviser’s commitment to creating a healthy academic ecosystem and the student’s potential for scientific leadership.

Donna Poscablo (2019-2022)

Stefany Rubio (2018-2021)

Apple Vollmers (2020-2023)

Jessie Perez (2015-2016)

 

NIH F31 Fellowship

The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA program is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientists, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. The F31 is also used to enhance workforce diversity though a separate program.

Kiyomi Kaneshiro (2017-2019)

Chad Cockrum (2018-2020)

Tannia Lau (2019-2020)

Eric Martin (2019-2021)

Atesh Worthington (2020-2023)

 

NIH F99/K00

The purpose of the Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful research postdoctoral appointments.

Linnea Jansson (2016)

 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching.

Marissa Glover (2019-2022)

Adriana Lopez (2017-2020)

Veronica Urabe (2017)

Oscar Cazares (2017-2020)

 

QB3 Fellowship

The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) offers fellowships to top incoming graduate students in select programs at UCSC who have demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research and education in areas of importance to the QB3.

Chad Cockrum (2014)

Jolene Draper (2013)

Cindy Liang (2018)

 

Tony Fink Memorial Student Award

Given annually to a graduate student for exceptional work in biomedical research.

Eva Murdock Balog (2010)

 

TRDRP (Tobacco Related Diseases Research Fellowship) 

The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) administers the portion of state retail taxes on tobacco products that are designated for research within California. This unique source of funding supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and the use of tobacco products and mitigates the human and economic costs of tobacco product use in California.

Alessandra Rodriguez y Baena (2020-2023)

David Carrillo (2019-2022)

Atesh Worthington (2019-2020)

Taylor Cool (2019-2022)

 


UC Santa Cruz Awards

 

BME T32 NIH Training Grant

Haley Halasz (2017-2018)

Ashley Byrne (2016-2017)

 

Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship

The University of California offers several merit-based and diversity enhancement fellowship programs to students who show potential to become excellent faculty or researchers in institutions of higher education as well as to foster multi-faceted diversity in graduate education at the University of California.

Jolene Draper (2019-2020)

Alex Hirschi (2012-2013)

Cory Horton (2021-2022)

Oarteze Hunter (2021-2022)

Jennifer Kabat (2007-2008)

Brian Mullen (2020-2021)

Anna Russo (2021-2022)

Benjamin Stafford (2008-2009)

Michelle Tjia (2018-2019)

 

CITL Graduate Pedagogy Fellow

The Graduate Pedagogy Fellows (GPF) program supports the development of peer leaders in 21st-century higher education pedagogy, with a particular focus on the significance of the Teaching Assistant (TA) role in supporting equitable outcomes in student learning.

Alessandra Rodriguez y Baena (2020)

Veronica Urabe (2018)

Hannah Vicars (2021)

Atesh Worthington (2019)

 

Dissertation Fellowship

The University of California offers several merit-based and diversity enhancement fellowship programs to students who show potential to become excellent faculty or researchers in institutions of higher education as well as to foster multi-faceted diversity in graduate education at the University of California.

Laura Gaydos (2013-2014)

Wei Meng Woo (2004-2005)

 

IMSD

The IMSD Grad Program at UCSC offers support to qualified predoctoral students who have demonstrated and shown promise for future achievement in biological and biomedical research or other related fields.

Amanda Brambila (2015-2017)

Amanda Carbajal (2018-2019)

Patrick Christian (2017-2019)

Diana Escalona (2020-2021)

Paula Esquetini (2018-2020)

Benjamin Geller (2020-2021)

Tannia Lau (2015-2017)

Matthew Modena (2018-2020)

Stevie Nystrom (2017-2019)

Eddie Ramirez (2020-2021)

Tiffany Thisner (2020-2021)

 

Graduate Division Outstanding TA Award

Brian Mullen (2020)

Michael Doody (2020)

Blake Riggs (2003)

Sree Lakshmi Velandi Maroli (2021)

 

President's Dissertation Year Fellowship

The University of California offers several merit-based and diversity enhancement fellowship programs to students who show potential to become excellent faculty or researchers in institutions of higher education as well as to foster multi-faceted diversity in graduate education at the University of California.

Londen Johnson (2021-2022)

Jacob Kirkland (2012-2013)

 


MCD Department Awards

 

MCD NIH T32 Training Grant

MCD Biology Department Training Grant Awards

Ben Akiyama (2009-2011)

Karen Lynn Artiles (2001-2003)

Mimmi Ballard (2013-2015)

Stephanie Blij Vanderweide (2010-2012)

Walter Bogdanoff (2015-2017)

Tisha Bohr (2011-2013)

Scott Boyer (2011-2013)

Quinton Brail (2020-2022)

Amanda Brambila (2018-2020)

Lotti Brose (2015-2017)

Allison Cheney (2019-2021)

Chad Cockrum (2015-2017)

Kristel Dorighi (2006-2007)

Jolene Draper (2014-2016)

Megan Durham (2019-2021)

Sam Fagg (2011-2013)

Isobel Fetter (2021-2023)

Nicholas Forino (2019-2021)

Amy Freiberg (2021-2023)

Tristan Frum (2010-2012)

Laura Gaydos (2008-2010)

Giulia Gurun (2007-2009)

Omar Hamdani (2012-2014)

Stacy Harvey (2003-2005)

Alex Hirschi (2009-2011)

Janine Ilagan (2009-2011)

Linnea Jansson (2014-2016)

Londen Johnson (2018-2020)

Maria Juarez (2021-2023)

Kiyomi Kaneshiro (2014-2016)

Jacob Kirkland (2008-2010)

Sarah Lanning (2020-2022)

Braden Larson (2016-2018)

Jessie Lopez (2019-2021)

Andrew MacRae (2014-2016)

Stephanie McClymont (2004-2006)

Parissa Monem (2019-2021)

Brian Mullen (2017-2019)

Elizabeth Munding (2009-2011)

Eva Murdock Balog (2007-2009)

Zach Neeb (2013-2015)

Christian Nelson (2011-2013)

Dustin Niblett (2021-2023)

Michael Pearson (2005-2007)

Jessica Perez-Cunningham (2013-2015)

Cory Pfeiffenberger (2003-2005)

Tiffani Quan (2005-2007)

Jesse Raab (2006-2008)

Elektra Robinson (2016-2018)

Gabriel Roybal (2007-2009)

Anna Russo (2017-2019)

Katherine Schubert (2018-2020)

Leah Schwiesow (2013-2015)

Joshua Shaffer (2020-2022)

Prestina Smith (2012-2014)

Cameron Soulette (2016-2018)

Shrividhya Srinivasan (2002-2004)

Meredith Stevers (2020-2022)

Craig Tamble (2004-2006)

Yvonne Vasquez (2021-2023)

Marcus Viscardi (2020-2022)

Apple Vollmers (2017-2019)

Brandt Warecki (2015-2017)

Sydney Weiser (2018-2020)

James Williams (2007-2008)

Wei Meng Woo (2002-2004)

Atesh Worthington (2017-2019)

Kenneth Wu (2016-2018)

 


Other Notable Awards and Honors

 

California Doctoral Incentive Program

Amanda Carbajal (2020)

Miguel Velez Scholarship

Sergio Barberan (2008)

NASA Office of Stem Engagement

Alissa Lance-Byrne (2020-2023)

Navajo Scholarship

Tannia Lau (2015-2018)

Paul and Anne Irwin Graduate Fellowship in Cancer Research

Kerstin Effenberger (2013-2014)

Henry and Vera Piatt Fellowship (Capitola-Aptos Rotary Club)

Megan Durham (2021-2022)

Veronica Urabe (2019-2020)

RMI Graduate Fellowship

Prestina Smith (2015-2016)