The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently named their 2017 group of Hanna Gray Fellows, and one is a former BSI-funded undergraduate researcher! This former CU Boulder student, Dr. Autumn York, is one of just 15 early career scientists selected for the award.
Dr. York is currently a postdoctoral scholar at Yale University, where she investigates the interaction of the immune system with the body's metabolic pathways to control inflammation. The Hanna Gray Fellowship will support her through the rest of her postdoc position and the first years of a tenure-track faculty position. While at CU Boulder, Dr. York worked in the lab of Dr. Dylan Taatjes in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and majored in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and Biochemistry.
HHMI describes the program:
HHMI’s Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program seeks to encourage talented early career scientists who have the potential to become leaders in academic research. In particular, this program aims to recruit and retain emerging scientists who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.