Second-Year Computational Biology Ph.D. Student Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Second-Year Computational Biology Ph.D. Student Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Laura Tung, a second-year Computational Biology Ph.D. student in Prof. Carl Kingsford’s group, has been chosen to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.  Laura’s research direction is computational genomics with her recent research focusing on improved algorithms for transcript assembly of single-molecule long sequencing reads.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, established in 1952, recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time, research-based masters and doctoral degrees in STEM.  The program has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.

Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend for graduate education, as well as opportunities for international research and professional development.

Congratulations to Laura!