Vollum NGP Students recognized with NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

NGP students Amelia Culp and Makayla Freitas
NGP students Amelia Culp and Makayla Freitas Amelia Culp (left) and Makayla Freitas (right)

Congratulations go out to Amelia Culp and Makayla Freitas, second-year students in the Vollum Institute Neuroscience Graduate Program, who received 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports exceptionally promising individuals early in their graduate training in science, technology, education, or mathematics. Amelia and Makayla are among 2,074 awardees selected from more than 10,000 applicants.

Amelia is mentored by Tianyi Mao, and Makayla is mentored by Eric Gouaux; both mentors are faculty members in the Vollum Institute.