Congratulations are in order to nine of our department undergraduates and their research mentors! The Koret Foundation selected UC Santa Cruz as one of 12 Koret University Partners and provided a $1 million grant for the new Koret Undergraduate Research Scholarships. Students receive a $1,500 scholarship and up to $500 for research expenses. The grant will also provide stipends to faculty members and graduate students, who will mentor each project.
The Koret Scholarships are a new opportunity this year for our students. Koret Scholars are expected to work with their mentors in 2- or 5-credit independent studies. Koret Undergraduate Research Scholarships are intended to enable students to participate in a research project outside of their courses in collaboration with faculty and/or graduate students.
Congratulations to the following students and their mentors in being awarded in the very first co-hort of awardees:
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B.S.:
Leslie Bautista - Graduate Student Mentor Steven Perry
Katharine Bunch - Graduate Student Mentor Keelan Guiley
Allison Cheney -Postdoc Mentor Erin McCauley
Maximilan Marin - Faculty Mentor Angela Brooks
Ivette Perez - Graduate Student Mentor Alicia Michael
Frances Hamkins-Indik - Postdoc Mentor Erin McCauley
Forrest Nichols - Faculity Mentor Shaowei Chen
Gavin Smith - Faculty Mentor Phil Crews
William Tsuei - Postdoc Mentor Erin McCauley