2016 Whitman Center Research Awardees

Whitman Center Early Career Awardees

Name Institution Research Supporting Funds
Dubach, J. Matt Harvard Medical School Measuring neural activity with polarized fluorescence The Baxter Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund
Gray, Jessica Harvard Medical School Experimental investigation of potentially novel miR-124 regulatory pathway in the basal deurostome Saccoglossus Frederik B. and Betsy G. Bang Fellowship Fund, Ann E. Kammer Memorial Fellowship Fund, The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund,The Evelyn and and Melvin Spiegel Fellowship Fund
Minor, Paul Joseph Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University Enhancer evolution and the origins of vertebrate brain development The Grass Foundation, The Great Generation Fund for Research and Education at the MBL, The H. Keffer Hartline and Edward F. MacNichol, Jr. Fellowship Fund, Lucy B. Lemann Fellowship Fund, James A. and Faith Miller Memorial Fund, Elisabet Samuelsson Director’s Discretionary Fund
Weissbourd, Brandon California Institute of Technology Searching for a novel model organism to study the neural mechanisms underlying emotional behaviors Robert Day Allen Fellowship Fund, The Grass Foundation, Stephen W. Kuffler Fellowship Fund, The Baxter Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund, The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund
Whitman Center Awardees
Alford, Simon University of Illinois, Chicago Untangling the synaptic vesicle recycling pathway in a giant synapse The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund
Antic, Srdjan University of Connecticut Glutamate-mediated dendritic spikes in cortical neurons The H. Keffer Hartline and Edward F. MacNichol, Jr. Fellowship Fund
Dawson, Scott University of California, Davis “Taming” marine Heterolobosean and Rhizarian amoebae as new genetically tractable model systems for evolutionary cell biology The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund
Giraldez, Antonio Yale University Deciphering the regulatory code during the maternal to zygotic transition The E. E. Just Endowed Research Fellowship Fund, Lucy B. Lemann Fellowship Fund, The Evelyn and Melvin Spiegel Fellowship Fund, The H. Keffer Hartline and Edward F. MacNichol, Jr. Fellowship Fund
Hu, Ke Indiana University Explore the evolution of parasitism using marine protozoa related to the apicomplexan parasites The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund
Kelley, Darcy Columbia University Molecular neurobiology of hindbrain circuits John M. Arnold Award, The Grass Foundation, The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund
Kimura, Akatsuki National Institute of Genetics, Mishima Measurement of intracellular forces for nuclear centration using centrifuge polarized microscope (CPM) The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund
LaRiviere, Patrick University of Chicago Computational data fusion from multiple lenses in light-sheet and light-field microscopy The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund
Malamy, Jocelyn University of Chicago Wound healing and regeneration in an emerging marine model, Clytia hemisphaerica The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, The Evelyn and Melvin Spiegel Fellowship Fund
Mitchell, Brian Northwestern University Functional analysis of deuterosome mediated centriole biogenesis Nikon Fellowship
Oakey, John University of Wyoming Microfluidic encapsulation of cell-free extracts to directly probe cellular organization mechanisms The Eugene and Millicent Bell Fellowship Fund in Tissue Engineering at the MBL, The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund
Sadler-Edepli, Kirsten New York University, Abu Dhabi Organelle dynamics and the hepatocyte response to stress The Erik B. Fries Endowed Fellowship Fund, M. G. F. Fuortes Fellowship Fund, The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund
Surrey, Thomas The Francis Crick Institute, London RCC1-bead spindles in Xenopus egg extract as tools to identify key factors for spindle stability The Laura and Arthur Colwin Endowed Summer Research Fellowship Fund, The Fischbach Fellowship, M. G. F. Fuortes Fellowship Fund, The Burr and Susie Steinbach Fellowship Fund
Wiechmann, Allan University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center In vivo analysis of retinal circadian signaling mechanisms by spatial and temporal genome editing in Xenopus tropicalis John M. Arnold Award, The Eugene and Millicent Bell Fellowship Fund in Tissue Engineering at the MBL, The Great Generation Fund for Research and Education at the MBL