PhD candidate Chynna Broxton from the Culotta lab receives the Elsa Orent Keiles fellowship
SHE ALSO WON NIH RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD (NRSA) PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The Elsa Orent Keiles Fellowship provides an outstanding student in BMB with a tuition benefit award. This fellowship was established in 1996 with a bequest from the estate of Elsa Orent Keiles, a 1925 ScD graduate of the Department of Chemical Hygiene (now Biochemistry & Molecular Biology). In keeping with the spirit of the gift, the Department provides this award annually to a student “determined to be deserving and in need of financial assistance.” In practice, the department has used this wonderful program to recognize a PhD student whom is doing very well academically and is otherwise setting an example for his/her fellow students. One student is selected to receive this award each year.
Chynna Broxton also recently received an NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship on the project titled "Superoxide dismutases and mitochondrial respiration in Candida albicans" The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce. Through this award program, predoctoral students obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers.