The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today (June 11) its 2015 class of biomedical scholars, Latin American fellows and Pew-Stewart scholars for cancer research, with eight of the 37 early-career researchers from the University of California.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Pew’s program to fund exceptional early-career researchers in the biomedical sciences — which, along with the Pew-Stewart program and the Pew Latin American fellows program, is designed to encourage informed risk-taking to bring about unexpected, powerful discoveries.
The Pew scholars include:
- Juan-Pablo Castillo (Latin American fellow in the biomedical sciences)
- Polina Lishko (biomedical scholar)
- Ke Xu (biomedical scholar)
- Aaron Esser-Kahn (biomedical scholar)
- Clarissa Nobile (biomedical scholar)
UC San Diego
- Brenda Bloodgood (biomedical scholar)
- Kimberly Cooper (biomedical scholar)
UC San Francisco
- Trever Bivona (Pew-Stewart scholar for cancer research)