Since 1999, the Molecular Biology Graduate Program has been funded by a T32 Training Grant from NIGMS. Thanks to NIH funding each year, we award ten T32 pre-doctoral fellowships.


Meet the MOLB T32 Awardees for 2022-2023

Chloe Briney

Undergraduate: BA, Biochemistry, Grinnell College, 2017

Research: Coming Soon

Lab: Olivia Rissland

Abbie Burtis

Undergraduate: BS, MCDB, University of Michigan, 2020

Research: Coming Soon!

Lab: Matthew Burchill

Kaiah Fields

Undergraduate: BS in Biochemistry, Azusa Pacific University

Research: Understanding the function of Eya proteins in tumor associated immune populations. 

Lab: Heide Ford

Annika Gustafson

Undergraduate:  BA in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder

Research: My research focuses on the differential regulation of SIX1 in normal muscle development and the pediatric cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. 

Lab: Heide Ford

Roy Khair

Undergraduate: BS, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2016

Research: Investigating the effect of ethanol intoxication and burn injury on pulmonary antimicrobial peptides and designing stem-cell-based therapeutic interventions to treat lung inflammation.

Lab: Elizabeth Kovacs

Mlana Lore

Undergraduate: BS, Biology, Eckerd College, 2021

Research: Coming Soon!

Lab: Suja Jagannathan


Alyssa Margolis

Undergrad: BS, Microbiology, Colorado State University 2015

Research: Coming Soon!

Lab: Andres Vazquez-Torres

Oscar Munoz

Undergraduate: BS, Physiology, UC San Diego, 2021

Research: Coming Soon!

Lab: Suja Jagannathan

Andrew Neumann

Undergraduate: BS, Cell & Molecular Biology, George Fox University, 2021

Research: Coming Soon.

Lab: Rytis Prekeris

Kate Segar

Undergraduate: BS, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Puget Sound, 2019

Research: Coming Soon!

Lab: Jeff Kieft

Meet the INCLUDE T32 Awardees for 2022-2023

Brandon Buck

Undergraduate: BS, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, 2017; MS Cell and Molecular Biology, Florida State University 2020

Research: Characterizing and detecting cancers through the use of subnucleosomal and nucleosomal cell-free DNA found in blood plasma.

Lab: Srinivas Ramachandran

Arely Diaz

Undergraduate: BS, Microbiology, University of Texas, El Paso, 2018

Research: RNA-binding protein function in fat metabolism using Drosophila melanogaster

Lab: Tania Reis


Undergraduate: BA, Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, 2020

Research: Coming Soon!

Lab: Matthew Taliaferro

Natasia Paukovich

Undergraduate: BS, Biochemistry, University of Denver, 2015

Research: Characterizing the structure and function of inherently disordered proteins via NMR.

Lab: Beat Vogeli

Devi Rao

Undergraduate: BA, University of Colorado Boulder, 2012

Research: Using Giardia as a model organism to understand the evolution of translation.

Lab: Olivia Rissland