Qing Feng was named a recipient of the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. This award recognizes exceptional scientific achievement during PhD studies in biology. Awardees are selected from graduate students nominated by their host institutions across the US.
Robert Bradley was named a recipient of the newly created President's Young Investigator Award at Fred Hutch. This award provides funding for unrestricted research, which will help the lab to open new research directions such as therapeutic target identification.
Guo-Liang "Chewie" Chew received the Mahan Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Computational Biology Program at Fred Hutch. Chewie proposed to study the biology of retroelements, repetitive DNA sequences that constitute a large fraction of the human genome, and their interactions with RNA surveillance pathways such as nonsense-mediated decay. Chewie proposed to determine differences in retroelement regulation and expression in normal and disease states to gain insight into the physiological roles played by these poorly understood genomic elements.