MCB News and Announcements

3 days 13 hours ago

Two MCB students, Laura Taylor (Kraemer Lab) and Biswajit Paul (Kiem Lab) are being recognized in the 2016 inaugural class of the Husky 100. See PhC student profiles for Bish and Laura. Students are evaluated on how well they demonstrate the following:

  • Discovery Mindset
  • Commitment to Inclusive Community
  • Capacity for Leadership
  • Ready for What is Next
  • Connect the Dots.

As part of this prestigious group, students receive:

  • Recognition at a Husky 100 event this quarter and individual profiles on the Husky 100 website at; and specifically for interdisplinary grad students at with Bish and Laura highlighted.
  • Opportunities thorughout th following academic year to expand networks with UW students, alumni, faculty, staff and business leaders
  • Membership in an exclusive LinkedIn group that will help build connections with employers
  • Customized career counseling from the UW Career Center
  • Invitations to events hosted by the UW president and provost.

For more information, see and the Husky 100 Community on Facebook. An update featured in The UW Daily:

2 weeks 2 days ago

The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program, offered through the National Academy of Sciences, seeks to increase faculty diversity at US colleges and universities. Fellowships are made at the predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral levels to students who demonstrate academic excellence, a commitment to pluralism, and a strong interest in teaching and research.

The program awards approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships annually. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The award also pays expenses to at least one of the Conference of Ford Fellows and affords access to a Ford Fellow Regional Liaison, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.

Predoctoral fellowships are awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards are made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

For more information about the Program, see and

4 weeks 5 days ago

MCB student Erica Sanchez (Lagunoff Lab) was awarded the UW Graduate Student Medal, which is given to recognize Ph.D. candidates whose academic expertise and social awareness are integrated in a way that demonstrates an exemplary commitment to the University and its larger community. Find out more about the award here.