Several NxR students awarded research fellowships

NxR graduate students Hayley Belli, Chris Bresee, Nick Bush, and Emmanouil Tzorakoleftherakis have been awards a variety of research fellowships. Details of each award follow below:

  • Hayley Belli, a PhD student in Northwestern's Biomedical Engineering department and a member of the NxR laboratory, won a Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA) award. The fellowship provides full support for three years of graduate study and will allow Hayley to investigate the mechanics of whiskers and the statistics of natural whisking behavior. Hayley also won a full scholarship to attend the first Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data at the University of Washington.
  • Chris Bresee, a PhD student in Northwestern's Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN) and a member of the NxR laboratory, won a position on a T32 training grant in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Nick Bush, a PhD student in Northwestern's Interdepartmental Program (NUIN) and a member of the NxR laboratory, won a Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA) award. The fellowship provides full support for three years of graduate study and will allow Nick to investigate neural coding in the rat vibrissal (whisker) system.
  • Emmanouil Tzorakoleftherakis, a PhD student in the NxR laboratory, won a Martin Fellowship from Northwestern University. The fellowhip is an achievement-based award to honor mid-career Ph.D. candidates for their outstanding scholar and research achievements in mechanical engineering and to encourage these young researchers to establish themselves as future leaders in their respective fields.
Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2015