Lauren Genova, a 4th-year graduate student in the Chen Lab, has been awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31). The fellowship is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Lauren’s research project is entitled "Single-cell Imaging of Mechanically Coupled Assembly of Metal Efflux Complexes in Bacteria."
According to the NIH website, the purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA program is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into productive, independent research scientists, and to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. The F31 is also used to enhance workforce diversity though a separate program.