Lo Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Stem Cell Research
Yale Stem Cell Center is pleased to announce the 10th 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. Two awards are given each year to partially defray each recipient’s stipend, with funding beginning on September 1, 2021.
- Myles Alderman is a sixth year PhD candidate in the Department of Genetics mentored by Dr. Andrew Xiao. His primary area of research is understanding the epigenetic regulation of embryogenesis and placentation, with a focus on DNA methylation. Before starting his PhD, he worked in the lab of Dr. Hugh Taylor investigating the pathogenesis of endometriosis, and the impact of Bisphenol-A (BPA) on embryonic development and epigenetic programming. He earned his bachelor's degree in biology in 2014 from Kenyon College. Myles is a recipient of the Gruber Science Fellowship at Yale, the National Science Foundation's Graduate Fellowship Research Fellowships Program (NSF GRFP), and the Lo Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Stem Cell Research.
- Madeline Mayday is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Pathology and is a Medical Research Scholar. Originally from Muskoka, Ontario, she graduated with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University. Following her undergraduate career she worked as a Research Associate at UCSF to develop a protocol for detection of pathogens causing respiratory failure in pediatric HSC transplant patients. Madeline started her graduate studies in Yale’s MMPP program in Fall 2019 and joined the Krause Lab in May 2020 with an interest in translational research and malignant hematopoiesis. She is currently working on a project to better understand the development of AMKL, a rare neonatal leukemia.
Kim Luttik is a graduate student in the laboratory of Janghoo Lim, in the Departments of Genetics and Neuroscience. Using mouse and human stem cell models, she is investigating the mechanisms in which astrocytes contribute towards neurodegeneration in spinocerebellar ataxias.
Yuqi Wang, graduate student in the laboratory of Haifan Lin in the Department of Cell Biology, is studying the post-transcriptional regulation of mouse germline stem cells by MILI.