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Chancellor's Award Winners

In recognition of a graduating student who embodies the ideals of the biomedical research scientist through outstanding doctoral research, leadership and service to the UMass Chan Community.


Daniel Hidalgo
Novel Functions of the Erythropoietin Receptor
Mentor: Merav Socolovsky, MD, PhD


Heather Loring
Insights into the Role of SARM1 in Pathological Neuron Death
Mentor: Paul Thompson, PhD


Ashley Matthew
Targeting Drug Resistance in HCV NS3/4A Protease:  Mechanisms and Inhibitor Design Strategies
Mentor: Celia Schiffer, PhD


Julia Alterman
A CNS-Active siRNA Chemical Scaffold for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Mentor:  Anastasia Khvorova, PhD


Nomeda Girnius
The cJUN NH2-terminal Kinase Pathway in Mammary Gland Biology and Carcinogenesis
Mentor: Roger Davis, PhD


Kasmir Ramo
Jun Kinases in Hematopoiesis, and Vascular Development and Function
Mentor: Roger Davis, PhD 


Emma Watson
Diet-Responsive Gene Networks Rewire Metabolism in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to Provide Robustness Against Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Mentor: Marian Walhout, PhD


Bo Han
Using Experimental and Computational Strategies to Understand the Biogenesis of microRNAs and piRNAs
Mentor: Phillip Zamore, PhD