UW–Madison student-advisor pair named to 2024 cohort of Gilliam fellows

UW–Madison PhD student Emma Hammond and professor Catherine Marler have received the prestigious Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

HHMI’s Gilliam Fellowships recognize outstanding research alongside a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in science. The program supports pairs of graduate students and their dissertation advisors with $53,000 each year for up to three years. This year, HHMI awarded 50 student-advisor pairs the Gilliam Fellowship after receiving applications from a record 162 different institutions.

Marler’s lab in the Department of Psychology studies the endocrinology of the California mouse with current research topics covering pair bonding, social communication, territoriality, parental care, and testosterone’s effects on behavior. Hammond is a PhD student in Psychology and a member of the Marler Lab.

As Gilliam fellows, students participate in leadership training and professional development with an emphasis on developing the next generation of scientific leaders. Advisors named to the fellowship also participate in a year-long course on mentorship skills.

Learn more about the Gilliam Fellows program.