UW–Madison student-advisor pair named to 2023 cohort of Gilliam fellows

PhD student Ryan Martinez and Assistant Professor Jake Brunkard have received the prestigious Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Brunkard’s Genetics lab investigates how plant cells monitor their nutrient availability. Within that area, Martinez studies a family of plants native to Australia that grows particularly well in areas with fewer available nutrients.

PhD student-advisor pairs awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for research, inclusion initiatives

Two student-advisor pairs at UW–Madison have received Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). HHMI Gilliam Fellowships have a twofold mission: to support underrepresented PhD students to pursue scientific research and to foster more inclusive academic environments at institutions that are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the sciences.