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Lila Rieber receives the National Science Foundation's 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship

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Lila-RieberJune 2016 – Lila Rieber, a Ph.D. student in the MCIBS Bioinformatics & Genomics program has been awarded the National Science Foundation's 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). The Bioinformatics & Genomics graduate program is an interdisciplinary life science graduate program administered by the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees. Awardees were chosen from close to 17,000 applicants. GRFP provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period. Fellows have opportunities for international research collaborations and professional career development with federal internships provided through the Graduate Research Internship Program.

Lila is working with faculty mentor Dr. Shaun Mahony. This prestigious fellowship will enable her to pursue thesis research that aims to characterize the three-dimensional organization of chromatin in high resolution. She would also like to thank Dr. Cooduvalli Shashikant, the director of the Bioinformatics and Genomics program.

Congratulations Lila!