Congratulations to TPCB graduate student Mehtap Isik, who is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Doris J. Hutchison Fellowship from the Sloan Kettering Division of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Her project focuses on the development of model protein:ligand systems for advancing the field of predictive quantitative computational modeling for drug discovery using robotic wetlab experiments and advanced GPU computing, and is described in this proposal she submitted to the fellowship competition.
From the TPCB News website:
Michaelyn Lux and Chaya Stern Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships
Congratulations to TPCB students Michaelyn Lux and Chaya Stern who have been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. They join a select group of 2,000 awardees among 16,500 applicants nationwide. Michaelyn Lux is working with Prof. Derek Tan at Sloan Kettering on the synthesis of novel anticancer agents inspired by natural products. Michaelyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Michigan State University and is interested in studying organic chemistry and its applications to biological problems. Chaya Stern is working with Prof. John Chodera at Sloan Kettering in collaboration with Prof. Harel Weinstein and Prof. Scott Blanchard at Weill Cornell on combining single-molecule experiments with massively distributed molecular dynamics simulations to study G-protein coupled receptor dynamics. Chaya received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Brooklyn College and is interested in combining theory and experiments within a quantitative and testable framework to study biological macromolecules.