Chemistry Undergrads Recipients of Koret Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Nine Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors are recipients of the first Koret Undergraduate Research Scholarships.

January 10, 2017

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 ScholarshipsStudents 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

Chemistry B.S:

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