PhD student achievements


December 8, 2014

Christopher Douville awarded NRSA Fellowship

Christopher Douville, a fourth-year BME PhD student in the lab of Dr. Rachel Karchin, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a National Research Service Award from the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute. The award will support his project “Predicting Impact of Genetic Variation on Splicing,” which aims to substantially improve the ability to interpret the consequences of exonic mutations on pre-mRNA splicing, as the impact of genetic variation on splicing is not well understood. The fellowship will provide three years of support for Christopher’s research training.