Lo Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Stem Cell Research
The Lo Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Stem Cell Research Selection Committee will choose two graduate students to receive this prestigious award in 2014.
Each student will receive a one-year fellowship in the amount of $19,000. The program funding will begin on September 1, 2014. This Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift of endowment to the Yale Stem Cell Center from the K.S. & Feili Lo Foundation.
He is working in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Rodeheffer in the Section of Comparative Medicine investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating hyperplastic white adipose tissue (aka “fat”) growth that leads to obesity.
She is working in the laboratory of Dr. Haifan Lin in the Department of Cell Biology and the Yale Stem Cell Center investigating the molecular mechanism of Tudor-SN, a Piwi interacting protein, regulates Piwi expression.
These students will each be given awards in the amount of $19,845 to partially defray their stipends, with funding beginning on September 1, 2013.
- Xiaowei Chen - She is working in the laboratory of Dr. Frank Slack in the Department of Computational Biology and Informatics, investigating LIN28 interacting mRNAs and miRNAs to advance the understanding of the basic aspects of stem cells and improve the method to promote pluripotent stem cells in somatic cells.
- Elizabeth Deschene - She is working in the laboratory of Dr. Valentina Greco in the Department of Genetics, investigating the signaling and cellular mechanisms that govern stem cell activation during tissue regeneration by combining mouse genetic models with a novel 2-photo, in vivo imaging approach.