Congratulations to this year’s Dissertation Year Fellowship recipients

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Nine chemistry & biochemistry graduate student researchers receive the 2019-2020 UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF).

The fellowship is intended to support doctoral students who are within one year of completing and filing their dissertation. It includes a $20,000 stipend plus standard tuition and fees (excluding nonresident tuition). Each year, approximately 200 Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYF) are awarded to UCLA graduate students who are nominated for the fellowship by their department.

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This year’s DYF recipients: pictured abovetop row – Alex Bagdasarian (Nelson group), Jordan Dotson (Garcia-Garibay group), Binsen Li (Jiang Lin group), Kathryn Messina (Maynard), Priera Panescu (Maynard), bottom row – Brian Shao (Nelson), Andy Smaligo (Kwon), Chengzhang Wan (Duan), Michael Yamano (Garg).

Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,