MTM Alum Nya Domkam Among Inaugural Quad Fellows Cohort

Nya Domkam
Nya Domkam, MTM '22, is an inaugural Quad Fellow. (Photo courtesy of Quad Fellows.)

Congratulations to Nya Domkam, a 2022 graduate of the UCSF/UC Berkeley joint Master of Translational Medicine (MTM) program, who is among the inaugural cohort of Quad Fellows, jointly announced on Friday, December 9 by the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States.

Domkam is among 100 exceptional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate students chosen for this honor from more than 3,200 applicants. The inaugural cohort of fellows is a diverse group of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians, comprising 25 each from the four Quad countries of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States. Quad Fellows are studying in 16 fields, ranging from astronomy to biology to engineering, computer science to mathematics to oceanography, and more.

Domkam, now pursuing a PhD in Applied Science and Technology at UC Berkeley, is a computational biologist. He is passionate about improving health outcomes in his community by situating himself at the intersection of technology and medicine.

The Quad Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind scholarship designed to spur interdisciplinary scientific and technological innovation while building ties among and empowering the next generation of STEM leaders. A joint initiative of the governments of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, the program is supported by a group of industry-leading corporate partners including founding corporate sponsors Accenture, Boeing, Blackstone, Google, Mastercard, and Western Digital. Schmidt Futures administers the program. Fellows will receive access to funding, cross-cultural exchange, cohort-wide trips, mentorship, and participation in regular virtual and in-person workshops on various themes, including the intersection of STEM and society, ethics and innovation, and emerging technologies.
The Quad Fellowship will open applications for the 2024 cohort in fall 2023. Interested students may stay in touch with the program by registering for updates.