WRF Innovation Fellowships

WRF Innovation Fellows

Clean Energy Institute

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

Carl Brozek

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

UW mentor
Daniel Gamelin, Department of Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
S.B., Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2010

Robert Ireland

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy (starting 6/1)

UW mentor
Samson Jenekhe, Department of Chemical Engineering

Education
Ph.D., Materials Science, Johns Hopkins University, 2016
B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2011

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

Zhaoxia Qian

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

UW mentors
David S. Ginger, Department of Chemistry
David J. Masiello, Department of Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
B.S., Physical Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of
China, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

Nirala Singh

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

UW mentor
Charles Campbell, Department of Chemistry

Education
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2015
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy (starting 6/1)

Hao Wang

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy (starting 6/1)

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

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

Zhibin Yang

Innovation Fellow in Clean Energy

UW mentor
Alex K.-Y. Jen, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Education
Ph.D., Laboratory of Advanced Materials, Fudan University, China, 2014
B.E., School of Science, East China University of Science and Technology, China, 2009

eScience Institute

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery and Neuroengineering

Nick Foti

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery and Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Emily Fox, Department of Statistics
Adrian KC Lee, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences

Education
Ph.D., Computer Science, Dartmouth College, 2013
B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, Tufts University, 2007

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

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

Zachary Crook

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentor
Jim Olson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Education
Ph.D., Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013
B.A., Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, 2007

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

A. Gerard Daniel

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Thomas Spiro, Department of Chemistry
Karen Goldberg, Department of Chemistry
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
Ph.D., Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2013
M.Sc., Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India, 2005
B.Sc., University of Madras, Chennai, India, 2003

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

Hannah Gelman

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Doug Fowler, Department of Genome Sciences
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
B.A., Physics, Dartmouth College, 2006

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Jason Gilmore

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design

Mentors
Michael MacCoss, UW Genome Sciences
David Baker, Department of Biochemistry and Institute for Protein Design

Education
Ph.D., Genetics, Dartmouth College, 2014
B.A., Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2007

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

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

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

Institute for Neuroengineering

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

Miriam Ben-Hamo

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Horacio de la Iglesia, Department of Biology
Matthew Reynolds, Department of Electrical Engineering

Education
Ph.D., Animal Physiology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 2013
M.Sc., Animal Physiology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, 2009
B.Sc., Biology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2007

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

Hannah Choi

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Eric Shea-Brown, Department of Applied Mathematics
Wyeth Bair, Department of Biological Structure

Education
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2014
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2010
B.A., Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery and Neuroengineering

Nick Foti

Innovation Fellow in Data-Intensive Discovery and Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Emily Fox, Department of Statistics
Adrian KC Lee, Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences

Education
Ph.D., Computer Science, Dartmouth College, 2013
B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, Tufts University, 2007

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

Gabrielle Gutierrez

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Eric Shea-Brown, Applied Mathematics
Fred Rieke, Physiology and Biophysics

Education
Ph.D., Neuroscience, Brandeis University, 2012
B.A., Physics, Barnard College, Columbia University, 2006

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

Guillaume Lajoie

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Adrienne Fairhall, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Eb Fetz, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Education
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, 2013
M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, 2010
M.S., Mathematics, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2007
B.S., Mathematics, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2004

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

Thomas Richner

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Chet Moritz, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Adrienne Fairhall, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Education
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 2014
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 2008
B.S., Mathematics, Northland College, 2006

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

Eatai Roth

Innovation Fellow in Neuroengineering

UW mentors
Tom Daniel, Department of Biology
Kristi Morgansen, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Education
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
B.F.A, Fine Arts, Washington University, 2001