The MilliporeSigma Predoctoral Fellowship in Honor of Dr. Gerty T. Cori was established in 1958 in the Department of Biological Chemistry (now Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) by the Sigma Chemical Company (now MilliporeSigma). Cori and her husband, Carl Cori, both professors of biological chemistry, won the Nobel Prize in 1947 for their discovery of how glycogen is broken down and re-synthesized within the body.
Awarded annually to a first-year graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, the fellowship supports the student’s thesis research, educational expenses, and a portion of the student’s stipend.
Current students who have received the fellowship are Jay Rammohan (2010), John Robinson (2011), Mariah Lawler (2012), Melanie Sparks (2013), Josh Rackers (2013), Ted Christensen (2014), McKenna Feltes (2014), Nicole Fazio (2015), and Sarem Hailemariam (2016).
2016 Fellows Report
|2003 – Parie Garg – Associate Partner at Oliver Wyman|
|2002 – Eric Welsh – Core Staff Scientist at Moffitt Cancer Center|
|2001 – Reiko Arimoto – Staff Scientist, Vertex Pharmaceuticals|
|2000 – Sarah Stuhlsatz-Krouper – Earned Master’s degree|
|1999 – Gregory Tochtrop – Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University|
|1998 – D. Jeremy Williams – Disease Control Platform Lead, Chemistry Technology at Monsanto|
|1997 – Tetsuro Wakatsuki – Chief Scientific Officer, Invivo Sciences LLC|
|1996 – Reece Hart – Research and Engineering Fellow at Invitae|
|1992 – Mike Leonis – Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati|
|1992 – Michael Kolodney – Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carillon School of Medicine and Research Institute|
|1992 – Margaret Daugherty – Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Colorado College|
|1990 – Steven Nothwehr – Program Director, NIH|
|1989 – Robert Heuckeroth – Alumni Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University|
|1988 – Robin Levis – Deputy Director, Division of Viral Products (OVRR/CBER) – FDA|
|1987 – Dwight Towler – Professor and Chair in Biomedical Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas|