Second-year doctoral students Benjamin Ben-Zvi and Patrick Tate were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships! Ben is working on diastereoselective synthesis of alkyl C-glycosides from glycosyl esters in the Diao Lab. Patrick is working on the design and study of biologically active peptoid molecules in the Kirshenbaum Lab. Additional kudos to Aweon Richards, in the Lupoli Lab, who received honorable mention for her work on peptide-based chaperone inhibitors to understand bacterial protein folding.
Through its fellowship program, the National Science Foundation recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research in STEM disciplines. This prestigious five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support. Congratulations to Ben and Patrick!