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Lo Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Stem Cell Research

The Fellowship

Yale Stem Cell Center is pleased to announce the ninth year of “The Lo Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Stem Cell Research” for outstanding senior graduate students pursuing stem cell research at Yale University. This one-year fellowship is made possible by a generous gift of endowment from the K.S. & Feili Lo Foundation. It is Yale Stem Cell Center’s most prestigious graduate award, and is designed to recognize and support graduate students with demonstrated passion and achievement in stem cell research. Three awards are given each year to partially defray each recipient’s stipend, with funding beginning on September 1, 2020.

Current Fellows

Matthew Alsaloum

In the laboratory of Stephen Waxman in the Department of Neurology, using stem cell-derived neurons and electrophysiology tools, Matthew Alsaloum investigates mechanisms underlying the development of neuropathic pain and the roles of voltage-gated sodium channels in pain signalling. Alsaloum is an MD/PhD student.

Dennis May

Dennis May, graduate student in the laboratory of Valentina Greco in the Department of Genetics, is using intravital imaging to study the chromatin/genome architecture as stem cells exist and differentiate within the skin.

Paul Renauer

Paul Renauer, a graduate student in the laboratory of Sidi Chen in the Department of Genetics, is investigating the cell fate decisions of stem-like memory T cells with in vivo functional genetics.

2019 Fellows

Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore, graduate student in the laboratory of Valentina Greco in the Department of Genetics, is investigating the signaling mechanisms regulating epidermal stem cell homeostasis via intravital imaging.

Leon Tejwani

Leon Tejwani, graduate student in the laboratory of Janghoo Lim in the Departments of Neuroscience and Genetics, is using mouse and human stem cell models to investigate how glial populations contribute to the pathogenesis of spinocerebellar ataxias.