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PhD Thesis Project Award

We invite each program to nominate one person for this award.  Nominations for this award are limited to students who have successfully defended their dissertation between May 2018 and August 2019 or who will defend before the end of the Fall 2019 semester (December 23). The letters of recommendation should focus on a description of the significance of the work in the specific field of study. The following items are required by the committee:

  • A nomination letter from the student's mentor
  • A letter of support from a faculty member
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • An abstract summarizing the overall dissertation project
Eryn Dixon, PhD wearing a white sweater in front of a blue background

Fall 2020: Eryn Dixon, PhD, Program in Toxicology

Dudley Strickland, Maggie Matern, and Ronna Hertzano

Fall 2019: Maggie Matern, PhD, Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics

Fall 2018: Eric Kong, PhD, Program in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Fall 2017: Eugene Gardner, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine

Fall 2016: Christina Tise, PhD, Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics

Fall 2015: Nicole Perry Lieberman, PhD, Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Fall 2014: Gabriel Eades, Program in Molecular Medicine

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Fall 2013: Aparna Kishor, PhD, Degree Awarded by Program in Molecular Mediciene


Fall 2012: Bridget Nugent, PhD, Degree Awarded by Program in Neurosciences


Fall 2011: Mike Morgan, Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Fall 2010: Donna Calu, PhD, Program in Neuroscience

2009 thesis

Fall 2009: Jacyln Schwarz, PhD, Program in Neuroscience

2008 thesis

Fall 2008: Xiao-Ling Li, Program in Molecular Medicine

2007 thesis

Fall 2007: Nathan Cramer, Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience