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 Application Instructions

Fellowship support is centered on the transition from graduate school to postdoctoral fellowship. This period is important for trainees as they seek to develop their longer-term research interests, professional identities, and professional networks. However, relatively few avenues for support are available for trainees at this stage, as many funding opportunities for graduate training focus on the early part of graduate school, and many postdoc funding opportunities require the research relationship with the postdoctoral mentor to be well-established. We seek to address this gap in funding opportunities.

To enhance trainee experiences during the graduate-postdoc transition, we provide graduate students at the conclusion of their degree and beginning postdoctoral fellows with support in a number of forms. First, trainees receive financial support during the transition period, to support completion of their graduate degree or to launch their postdoctoral work. Second, conference travel support is provided in order to assist predoctoral fellows in planning for their postdoctoral experience and enable postdoctoral fellows to present their work and position themselves for job opportunities. Third, fellows are provided with opportunities to lead and participate in scientific activities in the Center, with the aims of advancing their own research, enhancing their professional skills, and developing meaningful scientific relationships with Center faculty and other trainees.

Submit fellowship application to (2023-24 applications due spring TBA). 

2022-23 Fellows 

Fellow Pre- or Post- Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position (N/A)
Chappell, Callie Pre-Doctoral Tad Fukami  
Cotter, Daniel Pre-Doctoral Noah Rosenberg  
Couper, Lisa Pre-Doctoral Erin Mordecai  
Lin, Meixi Post-Doctoral Moises Exposito-Alonso  
Liu, Xiran Pre-Doctoral Noah Rosenberg  
Patel, Roshni Pre-Doctoral Jonathan Pritchard  
Payne, Cheyenne Pre-Doctoral Molly Schumer  
Vila, Jean Post-Doctoral Dmitri Petrov  

2021-22 Fellows 

Fellow Pre- or Post- Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position (N/A)
Abante, Jordi Post-Doctoral Julia Salzman  
Hately, Shannon Post-Doctoral Moises Exposito-Alonso  
Kinsler, Grant Pre-Doctoral Dmitri Petrov  
Nova, Nicole Pre-Doctoral Erin Mordecai & Dmitri Petrov  
Shen, Hao Pre-Doctoral Marcus Feldman  
Silvers, Thomas Pre-Doctoral Dan Jarosz & Hunter Fraser  

2020-21 Fellows 

Fellow Pre- or Post- Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position
Abreu, Clare Post-Doctoral Dmitri Petrov Postdoc, Stanford Biology
Barnes, Elle Post-Doctoral Tad Fukami Joint Genome Institute
Birzu, Gabriel Post-Doctoral Daniel Fisher Postdoc, Stanford Applied Physics
Chen, Heidi Pre-Doctoral Gill Bejerano and David Kingsley  
Ersaro (Ferraro), Nicole Pre-Doctoral Stephen Montgomery  
Hays, Michelle Post-Doctoral Gavin Sherlock Postdoc, Stanford Genetics
Mooney, Jazlyn Post-Doctoral Noah Rosenberg Assistant Professor, USC
Severson, Alissa Pre-Doctoral Noah Rosenberg  
Sinnott-Armstrong, Nasa Pre-Doctoral Jonathan Pritchard Postdoc, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Weiss, Clemens Post-Doctoral Jonathan Pritchard Postdoc, Stanford

2019-20 Fellows 

Fellow Pre- or Post- Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position
Agoglia, Rachel Pre-Doctoral Hunter Fraser  
Ebel, Emily Pre-Doctoral Petrov Lab Postdoc, Stanford Med
Fremin, Brayon Pre-Doctoral Bhatt Lab Postdoc, Berkeley Lab
Langdon, Quinn Post-Doctoral Schumer Lab Postdoc, Stanford Biology 
Simons, Yuval Post-Doctoral Pritchard Lab Postdoc, Stanford Genetics 
Weiss, Carly Post-Doctoral Petrov Lab Bioinformatics Scientist, Guardant Health 

2018-19 Fellows 

Fellow Pre- or Post- Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position
Agarwala, Atish Pre-Doctoral Daniel Fisher Research Scientist, Google 
Bogar, Laura Pre-Doctoral Kabir Peay Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara 
Hornburg, Daniel Post-Doctoral Michael Snyder Principal Scientist, Seer (San Mateo) 
Li, Yuping Pre-Doctoral Gavin Sherlock & Dmitri Petrov Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSF 
Mack, Katya Post-Doctoral Hunter Fraser Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Biology 
Popejoy, Alice Post-Doctoral Carlos Bustamante Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Biology 
Sanchez, Monica Post-Doctoral Dmitri Petrov  
Song, Janet Pre-Doctoral David Kingsley Postdoc, Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Tamburini, Fiona Pre-Doctoral Ami Bhatt Associate Scientist, Genentech

2017-18 Fellows 

Fellow Post- or Pre- Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position 
Endlich, Solomon Postdoctoral Gill Bejerano Cofounder and CEO, Base5Genomics, Mountain View, CA
Feder, Alison Predoctoral Dmitri Petrov Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Frank, Hannah Postdoctoral Scott Boyd Assistant Professor, Tulane University 
Greenbaum, Gili Postdoctoral Noah Rosenberg Senior Lecturer, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Harpak, Arbel Predoctoral Jonathan Pritchard Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Jagadeesh, Karthik Predoctoral Gill Bejerano Postdoctoral Researcher, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Li, Chuan Postdoctoral Dmitri Petrov Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford Biology
Liu, Boxiang Predoctoral Stephen Montgomery Research Scientist, Baidu USA
Mehta, Rohan Predoctoral Noah Rosenberg Postdoctoral Researcher, Emory University
Morikawa, Megan Predoctoral Stephen Palumbi Postdoctoral Researcher, UCSB
Herrera Paredes, Sur Postdoctoral  Hunter Fraser Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Biology
Telis, Natalie Predoctoral Jonathan Pritchard Computational Biologist, Calico Life Sciences, South San Francisco


2016-17 Fellows

Fellow Post- or Pre-Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position
Boyer, Sebastien Postdoctoral Gavin Sherlock Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Genetics
DeBoever, Chris Postdoctoral Jonathan Pritchard/Stephen Montgomery/Carlos Bustamante Computational Biology Scientist, Takeda, San Diego
Deng, Tricia Predoctoral Billy Li  
Gao, Ziyue Postdoctoral Jonathan Pritchard Assistant Professor of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania
Goldberg, Amy Predoctoral Noah Rosenberg Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke
Greenblum, Sharon Postdoctoral Dmitri Petrov Computational Biologist, Joint Genome Institute
Kim, Jaehee Postdoctoral Noah Rosenberg Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Biology
Solari, Katie Predoctoral Liz Hadly Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Biology
Ram, Yoav Postdoctoral Marcus Feldman Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University 
York, Ryan Predoctoral Hunter Fraser Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Neurobiology
Zappala, Zach Predoctoral Stephen Montgomery Research Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


2015-16 Fellows 

Fellow Post- or Pre- Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position
Behar, Hilla Postdoctoral Marcus Feldman  
Fresard, Laure Postdoctoral Stephen Montgomery Computational Biologist, Invitae, San Francisco
Herissant, Lucas Postdoctoral Gavin Sherlock Postdoctoral Fellow, Curie Institute, Paris, France
Jiang, Chao Postdoctoral Mike Snyder Principal Investigator, Life Sciences Institute, Zhejiang University, China
Kaplow, Irene Predoctoral Hunter Fraser and Anshul Kundaje Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
Krishna Kumar, Siddharth Predoctoral Shripad Tuljapurkar Senior Data Scientist, Upwork
Letten, Andrew Postdoctoral Tadashi Fukami Lecturer in Quantitative Biology, University of Queensland, Australia
Li, Yang Postdoctoral Jonathan Pritchard Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Human Genetics, University of Chicago
McLaren, Michael Predoctoral Marcus Feldman Postdoctoral Researcher, North Carolina State University
Ravenscraft, Alison Predoctoral Kabir Peay Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
Priya Singh, Param Postdoctoral Anne Brunet Research Scientist, Stanford Genetics
Szabo, Linda Predoctoral Julia Salzman Lead Data Scientist, Mantra Bio (Bay Area)
Uricchio, Lawrence Postdoctoral Noah Rosenberg Assistant Professor, Tufts University
Venkataram, Sandeep Predoctoral Dmitri Petrov Postdoctoral Researcher, UCSD Biological Sciences


2014-15 Fellows 

Fellow Post- or Pre- Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position
Alcala, Nicolas Postdoctoral Noah Rosenberg Postdoctoral Researcher, International Agency for Research on Cancer/ World Health Organization (IARC-WHO), Lyon, France
Algee-Hewitt, Bridget Postdoctoral Noah Rosenberg Senior Research Scientist, Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, Stanford
Bay, Rachael Predoctoral Stephen Palumbi Assistant Professor, UC Davis 
Bhaskar, Anand Postdoctoral  Jonathan Pritchard  
Garud, Nandita Predoctoral Dmitri Petrov Assistant Professor, UCLA 
Kolodny, Oren Postdoctoral Marcus Feldman Senior Lecturer, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
McFarland, Christopher Postdoctoral  Dmitri Petrov Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
McManus, Kimberly Predoctoral  Carlos Bustamante

Presidential Innovation Fellow 

O'O'Brown, Natasha Predoctoral David Kingsley Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Rychkova, Anna Postdoctoral  Carlos Bustamante Senior Scientist at Alector, South San Francisco, in Target Discovery and Genomics
Xie, Kathleen  Predoctoral  David Kingsley Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


2013-14 Fellows 

Fellow Post- or Pre- Doctoral Faculty Advisor Current Position
Jewett, Ethan Predoctoral  Noah Rosenberg
Computational Biologist, 23andMe
Kamneva, Olga Postdoctoral  Noah Rosenberg Principal Data Scientist, Roche Sequencing Solutions (Ariosa)
Kyriazopoulou-Panagiotopoulou, Sofia Predoctoral Serafim Batzoglou Principal Scientist, ArsenalBio`
Marcovitz, Amir Postdoctoral Gill Bejerano Bioinformatics Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Mendez, Fernando Postdoctoral Carlos Bustamante Senior Bioinformatics Engineer, Invitae
Ioannidis, Nilah Postdoctoral Carlos Bustamante Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley
Peterson, Christine Postdoctoral Chiara Sabatti Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Tepolt, Carolyn Predoctoral Stephen Palumbi Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Wittmann, Meike Postdoctoral Dmtri Petrov Junior Professor, University of Bielefeld, Germany