WRF Innovation Fellowships

WRF Innovation Fellows

Clean Energy Institute

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

Jian Wang

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

UW Mentor
David Ginger, Department of Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2015
B.S., Materials Physics, Jilin University, China, 2010

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

Mengyu Yan

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

UW Mentor
Jihui Yang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Education
Ph.D., Materials Science, Wuhan University of Technology, China, 2016
B.S., Materials Chemistry, China University of Geoscience (Wuhan), 2012

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

Daniel Kroupa

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

UW Mentors
Daniel Gamelin, Department of Chemistry
Brandi Cossairt, Department of Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Colorado Boulder, 2017
B.S., Chemistry, Butler University, 2012

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

Hao Wang

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

UW mentor
Baosen Zhang, Department of Electrical Engineering

Education
Ph.D., Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016
Master's Degree, Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China, 2010
Bachelor's Degree, Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology Shanghai, China, 2007

eScience Institute

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering and Data-Intensive Discovery

Michael Beyeler

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering and Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Ione Fine, Department of Psychology
Ariel Rokem, eScience Institute

Education
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California Irvine, 2016
M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zurich, 2011
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering and Data-Intensive Discovery

Anisha Keshavan

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering and Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Jason Yeatman, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Ariel Rokem, eScience Institute

Education
Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco
B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Rahul Biswas

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Andrew Connolly, Department of Astronomy
Magdalena Balazinska, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Marina Meila, Department of Statistics

Education
Postdoctoral researcher, Argonne National Laboratory, 2010-2014
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
M.S., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004 M.S., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2001 B.S., Physics (honors), Presidency College, University of Calcutta, India, 1999

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Sophie Clayton

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
E. Virginia Armbrust, School of Oceanography
Bill Howe, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the eScience Institute

Education
Postdoctoral researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013 Ph.D., Physical Oceanography,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography, 2013
B.Sc. (Hons.), Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, UK, 2007

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Thiago Costa

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Tyler McCormick, Department of Statistics and Department of Sociology
Joshua Blumenstock, Information School

Education
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 2014
M.S., Mathematics, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, Brazil, 2008
B.S., Computer Engineering, State University of Campinas, Brazil, 2006

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Brittany Fiore-Gartland

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Cecilia Aragon, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering
Gina Neff, Department of Communication

Education
Ph.D., Communication, University of Washington, 2014
M.A., Sociocultural Anthropology, Columbia University, 2008
B.A., Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Michael Fire

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Carlos Guestrin, Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Josh Blumenstock, Information School

Education
Postdoctoral researcher in Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Ph.D., Information System Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, 2013
M.S., Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 2004
B.Sc., Computer Science & Mathematics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 2004

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Jes Ford

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Mario Juric, Department of Astronomy
Jake VanderPlas, eScience Institute

Education
Ph.D., Physics, University of British Columbia
B.Sc., Physics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2008

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Alexander Franks

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Peter Hoff, Department of Statistics
Daniel Promislow, Department of Pathology

Education
Ph.D., Statistics, Harvard University, 2015
Sc.M., Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 2010
B.A., Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Jie Liu

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Bill Noble, Department of Genome Sciences
Jeff Bilmes, Department of Electrical Engineering

Education
Ph.D., Computer Science,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
M.S., Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
M.S., Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
M.S., Signal and Information Processing, Peking University, China, 2007
B.S., Information Management and Information Systems, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, 2004

 

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

Xiaofeng Meng

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
John Vidale, Department of Earth & Space Sciences
Jake VanderPlas, eScience Institute

Education
Ph.D., Geophysics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
B.Sc., Physics, Beijing Normal University, China, 2008

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

K. Allison Smith

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Curtis Deutsch, School of Oceanography
Jeffrey Heer, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Education
Postdoctoral researcher, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Program, Princeton University, 2010-14
Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, 2010
M.A., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
Fulbright student, Marine Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2002
B.S., Biology, with distinction, Duke University, 2001

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

C. David Williams

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Thomas L. Daniel, Department of Biology
Magdalena Balazinska, Department of Computer
Science & Engineering

Education
National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Mathematical Biology, Harvard University, 2012-2014
Ph.D., Physiology and Biophysics,
University of Washington, 2012
B.A., Physics, Reed College, 2006

Institute for Protein Design

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Hua Bai

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
David Galas, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

Education
Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience (physiology emphasis), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015
B.Sc., Biological Sciences, Peking University, China, 2005

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Ralph Cacho

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Michael Gelb, Department of Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
B.S., Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Qian Cong

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
PhD, Molecular Biophysics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2017
BSc, Biological Science, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Alexis Courbet

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Joshua Smith, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Luis Ceze, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Education
PhD, University of Montpellier, 2015
PharmD, University of Montpellier and University of Paris Sud, 2015
MS, University of Montpellier, 2012
MS, University of Paris Sud, 2011

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Timothy Craven

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Jay Shendure, Department of Genome Sciences

Education
PhD, Biology and Molecular Design, New York University, 2016
MSc, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University, 2010
BSc, Chemistry and Physics, The College of New Jersey, 2008

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Kristine Deibler

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Philip Greenberg, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Education
PhD, Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2017
BS, Biochemistry, Duquesne University, 2012

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Glenna Foight

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Dustin Maly, Department of Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
B.S., Biochemistry, North Carolina State University, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Hugh Haddox

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Doug Fowler, Department of Genome Sciences

Education
PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Washington, 2017
BA, Biochemistry / Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, 2012

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Luke Helgeson

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Trisha Davis, Department of Biochemistry

Education
PhD, University of Oregon, 2014
BS, Iowa State University, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Karla Herpoldt

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

UW Mentors
Patrick Stayton, Department of Bioengineering
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry

Education
PhD, Imperial College London
MPhys, University of Oxford

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Parisa Hosseinzadeh

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Michael Gelb, Department of Chemistry

Education
PhD, Biochemsisry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
BS, Biotechnology, University of Tehran, Iran, 2010

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Thaddaus Huber

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Neil King, UW Biochemistry
Jesse Bloom, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Education
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, 2017
BS, Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2011

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Nihal Korkmaz

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
C. Dirk Keene, Department of Pathology
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2016
MS, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010
BS, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2008

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Marc Lajoie

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Dr. Lajoie's salary is funded by a Cancer Research Institute Fellowship;* Protein production and other research expenses are supported by the WRF Innovation Fellows Program at the Institute for Protein Design.

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Nora Disis, Department of Medicine

Education
Ph.D., Chemical Biology, Harvard University
B.A., Biophysical Chemistry, Dartmouth College

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Gyu Rie Lee

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Dustin Maly, UW Chemistry

Education
PhD, Physical Chemistry, Seoul National University, 2017
BS, Chemistry Education, Seoul National University, 2011

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Shiri Levy

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Hannele Ruohola-Baker, Department of Biochemistry

Education
PhD, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2015
MS, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2010
BS, University of Washington, 2007

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Rubul Mout

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Jim De Yoreo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2017
MSc, Gauhati University, Guwahati, India, 2005
BSc, Tinsukia College, Tinsukia, Assam, India, 2003

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Jooyoung Park

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Andrew Oberst, Department of Immunology
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, DePauw University

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Gretchen Pritchard

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Marion Pepper, Department of Immunology

Education
PhD, Immunology, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
BA, Biology, Oberlin College, 2006

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Anindya Roy

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
David Rawlings, Immunology, Seattle Children’s Hospital
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
M.S., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, India
B.Sc., Chemistry, Calcutta University, India

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Danny Sahtoe

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Dr. Sahtoe's salary is funded by a European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Long Term Fellowship;* Protein production and other non-salary research expenses are supported by the WRF Innovation Fellows Program at the Institute for Protein Design.

Mentors
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design
Andrew Scharenberg, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Education
PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Netherlands Cancer Institute
MS, Vrije Unversiteit Amsterdam
BS, Leiden University

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Franziska Seeger

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Mohamed Oukka, Seattle Children’s Hospital
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
Ph.D., Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2014
B.Sc., Biochemistry, Technical University of Munich, Germany, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Elizabeth Speltz

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Jesse Zalatan, Department of Chemistry

Education
PhD, Yale University, 2016
MPhil, Yale University, 2012
BA, St. Olaf College, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Brian Weitzner

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Forrest Michael, Department of Chemistry

Education
PhD, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2015
BS, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Minor Biomedical Engineering), Cornell University, 2009

Institute for Neuroengineering

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering and Data-Intensive Discovery

Michael Beyeler

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering and Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Ione Fine, Department of Psychology
Ariel Rokem, eScience Institute

Education
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of California Irvine, 2016
M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zurich, 2011
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, ETH Zurich, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering and Data-Intensive Discovery

Anisha Keshavan

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering and Data-Intensive Discovery

UW mentors
Jason Yeatman, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Ariel Rokem, eScience Institute

Education
Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco
B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles

 Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

Tom Libby

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Sam Burden, Department of Electrical Engineering
Tom Daniel, Department of Biology

Education
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley