Shahar Alon

Project Title: Comprehensive in situ analysis of neurodevelopmental abnormalities in mouse model of autism

Fellowship Mentor: Ed Boyden

Affiliation:Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: shaharalon.mail {at} gmail.com

2016

Juan Alvarez Dominguez

Project Title: Dissecting β-cell differentiation regulatory networks through epigenetic footprinting

Fellowship Mentor: Douglas Melton

Affiliation:Harvard University

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: juanralvarez {at} fas.harvard.edu

2017

Scott Behie

Project Title: Decoding microbial interspecies interactions for natural products discovery

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Mathew Traxler

Affiliation:University of California - Berkeley

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: scottbehie {at} berkeley.edu

2016

Nicholas Bellono

Project Title: Electroreceptors as a tool for controlling cell-specific activity and disease states

Fellowship Mentor: David Julius

Affiliation:The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: nicholas.bellono {at} ucsf.edu

2016

Elizabeth Bess

Project Title: Eggerthella lenta's Bioactivation of Polyphenolic Lignans: Unleashing the Super in Superfoods

Fellowship Mentor: Peter Turnbaugh

Affiliation:University of California, San Francisco

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: elizabeth.bess {at} ucsf.edu

2016

Daniel Blanco Melo

Project Title: The role of alternative splicing in the innate immune response against viral infections

Fellowship Mentor: Benjamin tenOever

Affiliation:Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Sponsor: Open Philanthropy Project

Email: dblan003 {at} gmail.com

2018

Meghan Breen

Project Title: Characterizing the role of allostery in KIX domains using chemical co-chaperones

Fellowship Mentor: Prof. Anna K. Mapp

Affiliation:University of Michigan

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: breenme {at} umich.edu

2016

Christopher Brown

Project Title: Structures and mechanisms for unusual ribosomes from ubiquitous, but little-known Candidate Phyla Radiation bacteria

Fellowship Mentor: Jamie H.D. Cate

Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley

Sponsor: Agouron Institute

Email: ctb {at} berkeley.edu

2017

Adrian Brueckner

Project Title: Single cell assembly of a metazoan chemical defense system

Fellowship Mentor: Joseph Parker

Affiliation:California Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: adrian.brueckner {at} gmail.com

2018

Tin Chi Solomon Chak

Project Title: Genome and social complexity: coevolutionary dynamics of genome size and eusociality

Fellowship Mentor: Dustin R. Rubenstein

Affiliation:Columbia University

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: solomonchak {at} gmail.com

2016

Anwesha Chaudhury

Project Title: Mathematical modeling of white blood cell population dynamics for disease prognosis

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. John Higgins

Affiliation:Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: achaudhury {at} mgh.harvard.edu

2016

Vikash Chauhan

Project Title: Alleviating hypoxia to reverse suppression of anti-tumor immunity

Fellowship Mentor: Philip Sharp

Affiliation:Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsor: xTuit Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Email: vpc {at} mit.edu

2015

Jonathan Chekan

Project Title: Biosynthesis of the Marine Neurotoxins Domoic Acid and Kainic Acid, Important Neurological Tools and Environmental Toxins

Fellowship Mentor: Bradley S. Moore

Affiliation:Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: jchekan {at} ucsd.edu

2018

Kurt Dahlstrom

Project Title: The Role of Phenazines in Modulating Root-Associated Microbial Biofilm Communities

Fellowship Mentor: Dianne Newman

Affiliation:California Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: kdahlstr {at} caltech.edu

2017

Romain Darnajoux

Project Title: Deciphering the genomic and metabolic heterogeneity of biological nitrogen fixation in boreal ecosystems.

Fellowship Mentor: François M. M. Morel

Affiliation:Princeton University

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: romain.darnajoux {at} usherbrooke.ca

2016

Sarah Davies

Project Title: Investigating the 'weak link' paradigm: Can hosts regulate their symbiont's environment to buffer the effects of climate change?

Fellowship Mentor: Karl Castillo and Adrian Marchetti

Affiliation:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: daviessw {at} gmail.com

2016

Lorena de Mena

Project Title: Optogenetic systems to regulate light-mediated transcription with spatiotemporal resolution

Fellowship Mentor: Diego Rincon-Limas

Affiliation:University of Florida

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: lorena.demenaalvarez {at} neurology.ufl.edu

2015

Hany Dweck

Project Title: Oviposition preference in the invasive agricultural pest Drosophila suzukii

Fellowship Mentor: John R. Carlson

Affiliation:Yale University

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: hany.dweck {at} yale.edu

2018

Hanieh Falahati

Project Title: Molecular and Functional Characterization of the Enigmatic Spine Apparatus of Synapses

Fellowship Mentor: Pietro De Camilli

Affiliation:Yale University

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: hanieh.falahati {at} yale.edu

2018

Dipon Ghosh

Project Title: Determining mechanisms of neuronal regulation of stress responses in non-neuronal tissues

Fellowship Mentor: H. Robert Horvitz

Affiliation:Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: dipon {at} mit.edu

2018

Alon Greenbaum

Project Title: Anatomical and transcriptional profiling of intact bone and stem cell niches using CLARITY and light-sheet microscopy

Fellowship Mentor: Prof. Viviana Gradinaru

Affiliation:California Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: alon {at} caltech.edu

2016

Simon Groen

Project Title: Systems genomics of stress adaptation

Fellowship Mentor: Prof Michael D Puruggunan

Affiliation:New York University

Sponsor:

Email: sc.groen {at} gmail.com

2016

Serge Gueroussov

Project Title: Engineering CRISPR effector proteins for programmable regulation of RNA splicing in research and therapeutics

Fellowship Mentor: Feng Zhang

Affiliation:Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Sponsor: Mark Foundation for Cancer Research (The)

Email: sguerous {at} broadinstitute.org

2018

Yang Hai

Project Title: Elucidating the programming rule of fungal nonlinear modular nonribosomal peptide synthetase SidC involved in biosynthesis of siderophore ferricrocin

Fellowship Mentor: Yi Tang

Affiliation:University of California, Los Angeles

Sponsor: Mark Foundation for Cancer Research (The)

Email: yanghai62 {at} ucla.edu

2017

Sur Herrera Paredes

Project Title: Population genetics of the human microbiota

Fellowship Mentor: Hunter Fraser

Affiliation:Stanford University

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: sur00mx {at} gmail.com

2018

Gary Heussler

Project Title: Mechanisms and Impact of Horizontal Gene Transfer in a Model Microbial Community

Fellowship Mentor: Rachel Dutton

Affiliation:University of California San Diego

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: gary.heussler {at} gmail.com

2018

Joshua Horwitz

Project Title: Structural analysis of polymerase functionality in rhabdoviruses

Fellowship Mentor: Sean Whelan

Affiliation:Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Amgen

Email: jhorwitz {at} crystal.harvard.edu

2017

Sheng (Tony) Hui

Project Title: Towards a holistic understanding of animal metabolism

Fellowship Mentor: Joshua D. Rabinowitz

Affiliation:Princeton University

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: shui {at} princeton.edu

2016

Diana Iovan

Project Title: Targeting new cancer-related metalloproteins through chemoproteomics

Fellowship Mentor: Christopher Chang

Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: dianaiovan {at} berkeley.edu

2018

Karen Kieser

Project Title: Identifying determinants of chronic inflammation in Helicobacter pylori infection

Fellowship Mentor: Jonathan C. Kagan, PhD

Affiliation:Boston Children's Hospital

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: karen.kieser {at} childrens.harvard.edu

2016

Diana Klompstra

Project Title: Glial control of sensory organ development and function

Fellowship Mentor: Shai Shaham

Affiliation:Rockefeller University

Sponsor: Rockefeller University Women & Science

Email: dklompstra {at} rockefeller.edu

2017

Erkin Kuru

Project Title: New non-standard amino acid based protein labeling technologies to illuminate bacterial cell division in high resolution

Fellowship Mentor: George Church

Affiliation:Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation (The)

Email: erkin_kuru {at} hms.harvard.edu

2017

Minsuk Kwak

Project Title: Deconstructing and decoding the working mechanisms of T cell receptors with single cell nanotechnology tools

Fellowship Mentor: Young-wook Jun

Affiliation:University of California San Francisco

Sponsor: Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation (The)

Email: sukgi333 {at} gmail.com

2018

Michele LeRoux

Project Title: Investigating the role of toxin-antitoxin systems in bacterial persistence

Fellowship Mentor: Michael Laub

Affiliation:Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: leroux_m {at} mit.edu

2016

Alexander Leydon

Project Title: A synthetic approach to understanding establishment and relief of transcriptional repression

Fellowship Mentor: Jennifer L. Nemhauser

Affiliation:University of Washington

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: leydon.alexander {at} gmail.com

2018

Li Li

Project Title: Mapping Free Energy Landscape of RNA Dynamics

Fellowship Mentor: Jack Szostak

Affiliation:Massachusetts General Hopsital / Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Life Sciences Research Foundation

Email: ll {at} molbio.mgh.harvard.edu

2015

Hoong Chuin Lim

Project Title: Unraveling the Mycobacterial envelope biogenesis using Corynebacterium glutamicum as a model organism

Fellowship Mentor: Thomas Bernhardt

Affiliation:Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: hoongchuin.lim {at} gmail.com

2016

Chenshu Liu

Project Title: Analysis of forces underlying homologous chromosome recognition during meiosis

Fellowship Mentor: Abby Dernburg

Affiliation:University of California - Berkeley

Sponsor: Walter Group (The)

Email: chenshu.liu {at} berkeley.edu

2018

Di Liu

Project Title: Approaching RNA Structural Biology with cryo-EM

Fellowship Mentor: Peng Yin

Affiliation:President & Fellows of Harvard College

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: di.liu {at} wyss.harvard.edu

2018

Justin Lomont

Project Title: Exploring the Role of Drosophila Dscam Isoform Diversity in Neuronal Development via Single Molecule RNA FISH Barcoding

Fellowship Mentor: Martin Zanni

Affiliation:University of Wisconsin

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: lomont {at} wisc.edu

2016

Nitobe London

Project Title: Centralspindlin-mediated RhoA signaling in cytokinesis

Fellowship Mentor: Michael Glotzer

Affiliation:University of Chicago

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: nlondon {at} fhcrc.org

2016

Eric Lubeck

Project Title: Development of Therapeutic Microbiota by Synthetic Ecology

Fellowship Mentor: Michael Fischbach

Affiliation:Stanford University

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: eric.lubeck {at} gmail.com

2017

Anila Madiraju

Project Title: CRTC1 and its essential role in the regulation of adipogenesis, inflammation and metabolic homeostasis

Fellowship Mentor: Marc Montminy

Affiliation:The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Sponsor: Gilead Sciences

Email: anila.madiraju {at} gmail.com

2017

Jennifer Mamrosh

Project Title: Targeted ubiquitination skews presentation of MHC class I antigens

Fellowship Mentor: Raymond Deshaies

Affiliation:California Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Astellas Pharma, Inc

Email: jennifer.mamrosh {at} gmail.com

Notes:California Institute of Technology

2016

Ricardo Martinez Garcia

Project Title: Using Dictyostelium discoideum to understand the role of ecology and multiple fitness tradeoffs in the evolution of multicellularity

Fellowship Mentor: Corina E. Tarnita

Affiliation:Princeton University

Sponsor:

Email: ricardom {at} princeton.edu

2016

Marta Melé Messeguer

Project Title: Host and viral transcriptional changes of coding and non-coding genes during the course of Ebola and Lassa infections

Fellowship Mentor: John Rinn

Affiliation:Harvard University

Sponsor: Gilead Sciences

Email: marta.mele.messeguer {at} gmail.com

2016

Ryan Melnyk

Project Title: Characterization of bacterial fitness, niche, and competition in the Arabidopsis rhizosphere

Fellowship Mentor: Venkatesan Sundaresan

Affiliation:University of California - Davis

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: ramelnyk {at} ucdavis.edu

2017

Heather Meyer

Project Title: Investigation of intrinsically disordered proteins as possible thermosensors to time flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana

Fellowship Mentor: David Ehrhardt

Affiliation:Carnegie Institute for Science

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: hmeyer {at} carnegiescience.edu

2018

Sampriti Mukherjee

Project Title: Investigating Quorum-sensing regulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms at single cell level

Fellowship Mentor: Bonnie L. Bassler

Affiliation:Princeton University

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: sampriti {at} princeton.edu

2016

Samuel Norman-Haignere

Project Title: Neural representation of speech and music in human cortex

Fellowship Mentor: Shihab Shamma

Affiliation:Ecole Normale Superieure

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: snormanhaignere {at} gmail.com

2016

Manuel Ortega

Project Title: Structural and functional insights of gut microbial enzymes involved in the metabolism of therapeutic and diet derived xenobiotics

Fellowship Mentor: Catherine Drennan

Affiliation:Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: maortega {at} mit.edu

2017

Afroditi Petsakou

Project Title: Investigating the regenerative potential of cholinergic enteric innervations in the gut

Fellowship Mentor: Norbert Perrimon

Affiliation:Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: Afroditi_Petsakou {at} hms.harvard.edu

2017

Edith Pierre-Jerome

Project Title: Synthetic Programming of Combinatorial Gene Regulation in Development

Fellowship Mentor: Philip Benfey

Affiliation:Duke University

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: edith.pierre.jerome {at} duke.edu

2017

Elizabeth Pollina

Project Title: Non-canonical DNA methylation in activity-dependent neuronal diversification

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Michael Greenberg

Affiliation:Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: elizabeth.pollina {at} gmail.com

2016

Benjamin Pope

Project Title: Defining molecular mechanisms of risk behaviors for diabetes using a biomimetic system of metabolic organoids

Fellowship Mentor: Kevin K. Parker and Chad A. Cowan

Affiliation:Harvard University

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: pope {at} seas.harvard.edu

2016

Sara Prescott

Project Title: Novel rare populations of sensory neurons that sense visceral cues and regulate homeostasis

Fellowship Mentor: Stephen Liberles

Affiliation:Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Open Philanthropy Project

Email: Sara_Prescott {at} hms.harvard.edu

2018

Mira Pronobis

Project Title: Bioactive peptides as modulators of tissue regeneration

Fellowship Mentor: Kenneth Poss

Affiliation:Duke University

Sponsor: Astellas Pharma, Inc

Email: mip11 {at} duke.edu

2017

Allison Roberts

Project Title: Inflammatory signaling during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of macrophages

Fellowship Mentor: Jeffery Cox

Affiliation:University of California - Berkeley

Sponsor: Open Philanthropy Project

Email: aroberts {at} berkeley.edu

2018

Jaclyn Sceneay

Project Title: Determining how the aging immune system impacts the efficacy of immunotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Sandra McAllister

Affiliation:Brigham and Women's Hospital

Sponsor: Glenn Foundation (The)

Email: jsceneay {at} partners.org

2016

Neta Shlezinger

Project Title: Programmed cell death in host defense against invasive fungal disease

Fellowship Mentor: Tobias M. Hohl

Affiliation:Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sponsor: Gilead Sciences

Email: shlezinn {at} mskcc.org

2018

Longfei Shu

Project Title: Proto-farming and the carried microbiome in a social amoeba

Fellowship Mentor: David C. Queller

Affiliation:Washington University in St. Louis

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: longfei.shu {at} wustl.edu

2016

Ragunath Singaravelu

Project Title: Systematic characterization of non-coding RNAs regulating innate immune response to cytosolic DNA

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Katherine Fitzgerald

Affiliation:University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sponsor: Gilead Sciences

Email: R.Singaravelu {at} gmail.com

2016

Michael Smith

Project Title: How individual and collective movement patterns predict task allocation and developmental state in honey bee colonies

Fellowship Mentor: Iain D. Couzin

Affiliation:Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: msmith {at} orn.mpg.de

2017

Adam Steinbrenner

Project Title: Engineering enhanced anti-herbivore plant defenses using the pest-associated elicitor, inceptin

Fellowship Mentor: Eric Schmelz

Affiliation:University of California, San Diego

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: adam.steinbrenner {at} gmail.com

2016

Martin Stewart

Project Title: Mechanisms of microfluidic intracellular delivery by rapid cell deformations

Fellowship Mentor: Klavs Jensen

Affiliation:MIT

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: martstew {at} mit.edu

2016

Matthew Swaffer

Project Title: Determining how cell size and growth control global transcription

Fellowship Mentor: Jan Skotheim

Affiliation:Stanford University

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: mpswaffer {at} gmail.com

2017

Jonathan (Chung Yiu) Tang

Project Title: Neural dynamics and circuitry underlying initiation of specific actions

Fellowship Mentor: Rui Costa

Affiliation:Columbia University

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: deftobin {at} msn.com

2017

Alexandra Tayar

Project Title: Flagella beating, from the single organelle to collective self-organization.

Fellowship Mentor: Zvonimir Dogic

Affiliation:UC Santa Barbara

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: alexandra.tayar {at} weizmann.ac.il

2018

David Tourigny

Project Title: Integrated approach to temperature compensation in biological oscillations

Fellowship Mentor: Rae Silver

Affiliation:Columbia University

Sponsor: Simons Foundation (The)

Email: dst2156 {at} cumc.columbia.edu

2017

Morgan Truitt

Project Title: VDR-driven reprogramming of immune cell fate and function: a novel strategy for revoking immune privilege in pancreatic cancer

Fellowship Mentor: Ronald Evans

Affiliation:The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: mtruitt {at} salk.edu

2017

Lena Veit

Project Title: Context-dependent modification of syllable sequence in birdsong

Fellowship Mentor: Michael Brainard

Affiliation:University of California, San Francisco

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: lena.veit {at} gmail.com

2018

Xiao Wang

Project Title: Magnetic control of neuronal activity

Fellowship Mentor: Karl Deisseroth

Affiliation:Stanford University

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: wangxiao880707 {at} gmail.com

2016

Ray Yu-Ruei Wang

Project Title: Uncovering the molecular principles of client activation/regulation by the Hsp90 chaperone machinery

Fellowship Mentor: David Agard

Affiliation:University of California, San Francisco

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: wangyr {at} msg.ucsf.edu

2017

Brant Webster

Project Title: Controlling the quality of the extracellular proteome

Fellowship Mentor: Andrew Dillin

Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley

Sponsor: Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Email: webster {at} berkeley.edu

2017

Sebastian Weingaertner

Project Title: Endogenous Controllability of Functional Classes of Neurons in Parietal and Prefrontal Cortex of Nonhuman Primate

Fellowship Mentor: Tirin Moore

Affiliation:Stanford University

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: sweingae {at} umn.edu

2017

Brandon Weissbourd

Project Title: Establishing a novel model organism for systems neuroscience research

Fellowship Mentor: David Anderson

Affiliation:California Institute of Technology

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: bweissb {at} gmail.com

2017

Douglas Wheeler

Project Title: Clinically guided in vivo CRISPR/Cas9-based screens to identify novel lung cancer genes

Fellowship Mentor: Matthew Meyerson

Affiliation:Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/The Broad Institute

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: dwheeler {at} broadinstitute.org

2016

Daniel Woods

Project Title: Dissection of the Short Day Vernalization pathway in temperate grasses

Fellowship Mentor: Dr. Jorge Dubcovsky

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: danielwoods715 {at} gmail.com

2018

Han Xiao

Project Title: Antibody-sialidase conjugates for breast cancer immunotherapy

Fellowship Mentor: Carolyn R. Bertozzi

Affiliation:Stanford University

Sponsor: Good Ventures

Email: xiaoken {at} stanford.edu

2016

Jacob Yates

Project Title: Neural mechanisms of perceptual inference

Fellowship Mentor: Jude Mitchell

Affiliation:University of Rochester

Sponsor: Open Philanthropy Project

Email: jyates7 {at} ur.rochester.edu

2018

Xiao Zhou

Project Title: Elucidating the function ofplant RanGAP in mitotic spindle orientation

Fellowship Mentor: Rebecca Heald

Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley

Sponsor: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (The)

Email: zhou.210 {at} berkeley.edu

2016

Aleksandr Zhukhovitskiy

Project Title: Toward novel fluorinated therapeutics and bioimaging agents via chiral anion phase-transfer catalysis fluorination of polar substrates within polymeric nanodroplets.

Fellowship Mentor: F. Dean Toste

Affiliation:University of California, Berkeley

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Email: alexzhuko {at} berkeley.edu

2016

Stephanie Zimmerman

Project Title: Developing Proteomic Methods to Determine the Effect of Mutations on Protein Function

Fellowship Mentor: Stanley Fields

Affiliation:University of Washington

Sponsor:

Email: scmz {at} uw.edu

2017

Abdelrahim Zoued

Project Title: Proteomic interrogation of the host-pathogen interface during infection

Fellowship Mentor: Matthew Waldor

Affiliation:Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Email: azoued {at} bwh.harvard.edu

2018