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IMSD Alum Ashley Aguillard wins NSF GRFP Fellowship!

Recent IMSD alum, Ashley Aguillard, is one of the recipients of this year’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship award.  The NSF selects approximately 1,000 recent graduates each year for this highly competitive fellowship.  Ashley graduated from MU in December with a degree in Biochemistry.  She conducted her undergraduate research in Dr. Charlotte Phillips’ Biochemistry lab for the past 3 years.  Ashley will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall to pursue her PhD in Biochemistry.

The NSF GRFP supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees and are training to become well-rounded researchers. Grant recipients demonstrate potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. Successful applicants articulate a plan for original research that advances knowledge and has the potential for positively influencing society. They also tell a compelling story of what has motivated them to pursue graduate study and that they have the necessary skills and research background for their proposed research plan. The program also encourages applications from underrepresented groups (women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans) to broaden and diversity those participating in science and engineering.

Please join us in congratulating Ashley Aguillard on receiving this prestigious fellowship award!