UG Alumnus Tran Ngo receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)

April 1, 2022

Congratulations to Schmidt Lab UG alumnus, Tran Ngo, who received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

“The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching. Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt.”

Tran was a BME UG working in the Schmidt Lab and is currently a Postbaccalaureate Fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).Tran will be entering the MD/PhD program at the University of Florida in Fall 2022. Becoming a physician-scientist has always been her goal – she is excited to return to UF and contribute to UF BME research!



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