January 31, 2022


Natalie and Michael

Two of CFI's MSTP students, Natalie David, Farrar lab, and Michael Patterson, Williams lab have been awarded predoctoral fellowships to continue their research.

CFI MSTP graduate students receive predoctoral fellowships

N. DavidThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded Natalie David, Farrar lab, the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows. The three-year research grant will be used to study “Corepressors in regulatory T cell development and function.” Natalie's research will investigate how proteins, called corepressors, work together with transcription factors to generate regulatory T cells and prevent autoimmunity. 

M. PattersonMike Patterson, Williams Lab is the recipient of an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship titled "Trem2 regulates monocyte fate specification in atherosclerosis". This award is granted to promising students who are currently enrolled in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists, or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and brain health.

CFI congratulates both of these outstanding students.