Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics announces 2018 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellows

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Daniel Erickson and Cynthia Schreiber, 2018 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellows

Two graduate students from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science have been awarded fellowships through the Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships

In discussing these awards, Paul W. Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Engineering and Director of AD&T, said, “Congratulations to the graduate students who received this year’s Berry Family Foundation Fellowships. I am grateful that we are able to annually offer this opportunity to these young researchers and support their latest projects.”

The 2018 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowship recipients are:

  • Cynthia Schreiber, graduate student of chemistry and biochemistry, for her research in the lab of Bradley D. Smith, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility, developing a new technology for fluorescence guided surgery for ovarian cancer.
  • Daniel Erickson, graduate student of biological sciences, for his research in the lab of Malcolm J. Fraser Jr., Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, C.S.C. Professor of Biological Sciences, developing transgenic silkworms which produce silk that could become a low-cost source of cancer therapies.  

The 2018 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships are awarded each year to two graduate students for 12 months to investigate issues that are of interest to AD&T. The fellowships are intended to support young researchers at Notre Dame and be a springboard for follow-on careers in academic and corporate research.

More information, including how to apply, can be found on the the Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships web page. 

Originally published by Brandi Klingerman at advanceddiagnostics.nd.edu on July 16, 2018.