2019 Whitman Center Research Awardees

Whitman Center Fellows

Name
Institution
Research
Supporting Funds
Watanabe, Shigeki
Johns Hopkins University
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission in zebrafish photoreceptors
Kuffler Research Awards, Lucy B. Lemann Quasi-Endowment Fund, L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Gat, Uri
Hebrew University in Jerusalem
A comparative study between two highly regenerative aquatic model animals The function of Cthrc genes in the regeneration programs of the salamander Axolotl and the sea anemone Nematostella
Lucy B. Lemann Quasi-Endowment Fund, Fries Trust Research Awards, Hartline MacNichol Reasearch Awards, L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Gross, Jeffrey
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Regeneration of the zebrafish retinal pigment epithelium
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Redding, Sy
University of California, San Francisco
Is protein aggregation important biology?
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship, Bell Research Awards in Tissue Engineering
Sleight, Victoria
University of Cambridge
Molluscan biomineralization: development, repair and evolution
Bell Research Awards in Tissue Engineering
Yuste, Rafael
Columbia University
HydraLab 2019: Experimental and Computational Methods for Neural Circuit Analysis
John M. Arnold Fellowship Research Awards, L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship, Fries Trust Research Awards,
Zakas, Christina
New York University
Establishing Transgenic Lines in Streblospio benedicti, a New Model for Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Fred & Betsy Bang Research Awards, Bell Research Awards in Tissue Engineering,
Wilbanks, Elizabeth
University of California, Santa Barbara
Microbiomes from genotype to phenotype: Assessing the effect of strain-level bacterial diversification on cryptic sulfur cycling in the pink berry microbial consortia
The Fishbach Research Fellowship Endowment, Hartline MacNichol Reasearch Awards
Redemann, Stefanie
University of Virginia
Studying spindle mechanics by light microscopy, electron tomography, biophysical modeling and simulation
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Schön, Isa
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Developing ostracods as emerging aquatic model organisms for evolutionary and biodiversity research
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Maddox, Paul
UNC-CH
LITE imaging of cell division
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Miller, Rachel
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Strategies to Advance the Study of Kidney Development in Xenopus
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship, Spiegel Research Awards Fund
Gomes, Edgar
Instituto Medicina Molecular
Moving the cell nucleus in migrating cells
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Udvadia, Ava
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Elucidating evolutionarily conserved mechanisms regulating successful optic nerve regeneration in vertebrate species
Spiegel Research Awards Fund
Laissue, Philippe
University of Essex
Developing models for integral studies of coral bleaching and recovery
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
McCoy, Matthew
Stanford University
The role of gene complexity in generating neuronal diversity within cephalopod nervous systems
Baxter Post Doc Fellowship, Fries Trust Research Awards, James & Faith Miller Research Awards Endow
Herbert, Amy
Stanford University
Sea robins as a model for the genetic basis of novel traits in vertebrates
Ann E. Kammer Research Awards, Elisabet Samuelsson Quasi-Endowment, L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship,
Fenton, Andre
New York University
Starting to integrate across levels of biology to understand how silencing a gene causes intellectual disability and autism
Great Generation Fund For Research, L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship, Ernest E. Just Endowed Research Fellowship
Shekhar, Shashank
Brandeis University
Unraveling the physical origins of multicellularity using a novel model organism
Robert Day Allen Research Awards, Baxter Post Doc Fellowship, L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Kee, Hooi Lynn
Stetson University
Investigating the Microbial Rainbow of Iridescent Marine Bacteria
Hartline MacNichol Reasearch Awards, Elisabet Samuelsson Quasi-Endowment, Fries Trust Research Awards
Christiaen, Lionel
New York University
Novel tools for functional genomics using the chordate model Ciona
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Wardill, Trevor
University of Minnesota
Predictive control of eye movements and strike accuracy in the cuttlefish brain.
Great Generation Fund For Research, MGF Fuortes Meml Res Awards, The Fishbach Research Fellowship Endowment, Kuffler Research Awards
Simakov, Oleg
University of Vienna
The MRC squid genomes – are there gene regulatory networks that are specific for cephalopod novelties?
Frank R. Lillie Quasi-Endowment Fund, L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship, Bell Research Awards in Tissue Engineering
Crawford, Karen
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Multiple
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship, Ann E. Kammer Research Awards, Lucy B. Lemann Quasi-Endowment Fund, James & Faith Miller Research Awards Endow, The Fishbach Research Fellowship Endowment
Baskin, Tobias
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Optimizing genome editing methods for Doryteuthis pealei: Building upon the successful generation of the first CRISPR-Cas9 gene knock outs from summer 2018
L. & A. Colwin Summer Research Fellowship
Evans, Ben
McMaster
Mechanisms of rapidly evolving sex determination in frogs
Hartline MacNichol Reasearch Awards,
Wagner, Denisa
Boston Children’s Hospital
Delineation of the role of the NLRP3 inflammasome in NETosis by time-lapse microscopy
Nikon Fellowship