Connection was one of the recurring themes of the day on November 2, when the Graduate Division and University Development and Alumni Relations welcomed the newest cohort of Discovery Fellows at the annual Discovery Fellows Fall Workshop and Reception, held at Mission Bay.
Congratulations to three UCSF graduate PhD students who were recently awarded prestigious Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The Gilliam Fellowships support exceptional graduate students who are committed to increasing diversity among scientific leaders, especially in academia.
They are among 39 new fellows named nationwide this past August who demonstrate potential for leadership in the scientific and academic community.
The 2017 awardees are:
Florentine Rutaganira, PhD, who graduated from UC San Francisco’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Program earlier this year, has been chosen as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Hanna Gray Fellow. UCSF postdocs James Nuñez, PhD, and Wendy Yue, PhD, were also named for the coveted fellowship.