LFM announces 2013 Student Summer Fellowships for research in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus


published March 29, 2013

LFM announces 2013 Student Summer Fellowships for research in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The Board of Directors of the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota is pleased to announce this year’s selection of recipients to the 2013 Student Summer Research Fellowship Program. Funding awarded for summer fellowships 2013 totals approximately $20,000.

This year LFM received applications from a diverse array of students representing seven different academic institutions located within Minnesota and beyond. Students selected for the fellowship awards will be working in partnership with established researchers at the University of Minnesota throughout the summer on SLE-focused research.

Awardees and their home institutions include:

Danielle Johnson, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Course of Study:  Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology
Career Goals:  Medical school specializing in Neuroscience
Lab Placement:  Emily Gillespie, Ph.D.

Lindsey Pogge, Wartburg College
Course of Study: Chemistry with minors in Biology and Psychology
Career Goals: Medical school
Lab Placement:  Daniel L. Mueller, M.D.

Charlotte Stanford, University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Course of Study:  Double major in Biology with emphasis in Biomedical Oncology
Career Goals:  Physician Scientist in Immunology or Sciences, and Biochemistry
Lab Placement:  Brian Fife, Ph.D.

Ami Yamamoto, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Course of Study:   Genetics, Cell Biology and Development in the Colleage of Biological Sciences Honor Program    
Career Goals: Integrated field of Biological research and Clinical medicine       
Lab Placement:  Erik Peterson, M.D.

In early August, fellows will share summary outcomes and answer questions about their experience and work. This event will be open to the public. For more information, check the LFM website calendar.

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