Shaimar R. González Morales, MS (Pertsemlidis Lab) 2021 Dissertation Ford Foundation Fellowship Award

Shaimar González Morales, M.S









Congratulations to Shaimar R. González Morales, MS, a graduate student in the lab of Alexander Pertsemlidis, PhD was just awarded a 2021 Dissertation Ford Foundation Fellowship Award, administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

Shaimar’s dissertation project is focused on miRNA-mediated interactions between cells and the extracellular matrix in lung development and disease with the goal of elucidating the mechanisms underlying cancer initiation and progression.

-Alex Pertsemlidis, PhD
Greehey CCRI Principal Investigator

She is co-mentored by Kenneth Yamada, Distinguished Investigator and Chief of the Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Congratulations Shaimar!


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