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Doctoral students awarded NSF, NIH fellowships

May 1, 2017

A husband-wife team of Biomedical Sciences researchers is having a remarkable spring. 

Karissa Dieseldorff-Jones, a doctoral student in the lab of Jose Pinto, received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. It's designed to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce. Promising predoctoral students obtain individualized, mentored research training while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields.

(Watch for more information about Dieseldorff-Jones' award.)

Her husband, Zach Jones, a doctoral student in the lab of Yi Ren, was among eight Florida State University scholars who were recently awarded competitive graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. He is working on neuroinflammation associated with spinal cord injury.

The NSF received 13,000 applications and selected 2,000 recipients.

“Throughout the years, Florida State has been lucky to have wonderful, dedicated graduate students looking to further their academic careers and transform the STEM fields through research, teaching and service,” said Adrienne Stephenson, director of FSU’s Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards. “This award by the National Science Foundation for eight of our students is a testament to their hard work and commitment to furthering their education.”

The NSF fellowships are granted to students who are entering research master’s or doctoral degree programs in science, technology, engineering and math. They include an annual stipend of $34,000 over three years, in addition to a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees, international research and professional development.