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Human Genome News, September 1991; 3(3)

DOE Awards Postdoctoral Fellowships

The DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) has announced awards of five Human Genome Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships. The winners, listed below with their graduate departments and host institutions, were selected from 42 applicants.

The program, now in its first cycle, was created to offer challenging training opportunities for recent doctoral degree recipients to conduct research in support of the DOE Human Genome Program. Fellowship periods of up to 2 years are served at university and DOE laboratories having substantial DOE-sponsored research supportive of its Human Genome Program. Stipends are $35,000 for the first year and $37,000 for the second. Applicants must hold or expect to complete their doctoral degrees within 3 years of starting their fellowships. The next application deadline is February 1, 1992. (For further information contact Oak Ridge Associated Universities: 615/576-4805.)

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), which manages the program and the fellowship selection process, is a private, nonprofit association of 59 colleges and universities, as well as a DOE management and operating contractor. ORAU also manages two other OHER fellowship programs that complement the human genome fellowships-the Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships and the Global Change Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships.

DOE Human Genome Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Xiaohua Huang
    (Stanford University, Biophysical Chemistry)
    Host: University of California, Berkeley
  • Ben Koop
    (Wayne State University, Molecular Biology and Genetics)
    Host: California Institute of Technology
  • Markley Leavitt
    (University of Arizona, Molecular Biology)
    Host: The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • Carol Soderlund
    (New Mexico State University, Computer Science)
    Host: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Harold Swerdlow
    (University of Utah, Bioengineering)
    Host: University of Utah

Reported by Linda Holmes, ORAU

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