Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

The goal of the Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study program is to ensure the development of a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in science, including college and university faculty, who have the responsibility to teach the next generation of scientists.

Students are chosen for their academic excellence, scientific potential, and commitment to the advancement of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

Katie Yang, PhD candidate, Wisconsin

Katie Yang, a doctoral candidate in neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, has received a prestigious Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Katie's research focus is on the peripheral mechanisms of vocal and swallowing deficits in a rat model of Parkinson Disease. Katie is a member of the lab of Dr. Michelle Ciucci, assistant professor of surgery, and is one of two UW-Madison graduate students to earn the fellowship.

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