June 16, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 William H. Danforth Plant Sciences Fellows

David Goad (Olsen & Kellogg labs), Cynthia Holland (Jez lab), Samantha Powers (Strader & Jez labs), Kristin Wendt (Pakrasi lab), Benjamin Wolf (Blankenship lab), and Anne Zimmerman (Bart lab) are this year's fellows.

The William H. Danforth Plant Sciences Fellowships seeks to foster a culture of intellectual entrepreneurship focused on research, leadership, and innovation in the general area of Plant Science. Plant Science bridges diverse areas of research ranging from agriculture to medicine and from energy production to climate change. The fellowship is open to first-year Washington University graduate students in any DBBS affiliated laboratory with a thesis project in the general area of plant biology.

Selected students will receive a 4-year fellowship to cover yearly stipend plus $2,000 additional per year for project supplies, meeting attendance, and research-related travel. Danforth Fellows will be expected to complete their program courses, take the Fellows Gateway Course (advanced elective), participate in additional Career Development Activities, and finish a Ph.D. thesis.