Awards & Distinctions

2021

2021 James W. Lyons Award

Amy Fan recognized for James W. Lyons Award for Service

This annual award recognizes and honors current students of the Stanford community for their exceptional service and contributions made through a variety of departments, teams, clubs, residences and community projects on and off-campus. Watch the recorded ceremony here.

2021 Student Award for Excellence

Candace Liu awarded the Student Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students 

This award recognizes students devoted to improving the quality of the Stanford graduate student experience. This service is invaluable to our programs, and this award will recognize truly outstanding service on behalf of Biosciences graduate students.


Fellowship Recipients

2021 Hertz Fellowship

Gita Chu Abhiraman awarded the Hertz Fellowship in Applied Science

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation identifies the nation’s most promising innovators in science and technology, and empowers them to pursue solutions to the world’s toughest challenges. Launched in 1963, the Hertz Fellowship is the most exclusive fellowship program in the United States, fueling more than 1,200 leaders, disruptors, and creators who apply their remarkable talent where it's needed most—from improving human health to protecting the health of the planet. Hertz Fellows hold 3,000+ patents, have founded 200+ companies, and have received 200+ major national and international awards, including two Nobel Prizes, eight Breakthrough Prizes, the National Medal of Technology, the Fields Medal, and the Turing Award. Learn more at HertzFoundation.org.

2021 Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship

Amy Fan is a recipient of the Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship

The Lieberman Fellowships are intended to support outstanding graduate students who embody values  of citizenship to the university and who are becoming the next generation of academic leaders. These fellowships are awarded to graduate students in all of Stanford’s seven schools. The students who are honored as Lieberman Fellows have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments, the potential for leadership roles within the academic community, and promising careers in university teaching and research. View Lieberman Fellowship details.

2020 DARE Doctoral Fellowship

Josselyn Pena awarded the DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program

The DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship Program awards two-year fellowships to advanced doctoral students who want to investigate and prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help diversify the professoriate. View DARE details.

2021 DARE Doctoral Fellowship

Kameron Rodrigues awarded the DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program

The DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship Program awards two-year fellowships to advanced doctoral students who want to investigate and prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help diversify the professoriate. View DARE details.

2021 DARE Doctoral Fellowship

Brenda Velasco awarded the DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program

The DARE (Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence) Doctoral Fellowship Program awards two-year fellowships to advanced doctoral students who want to investigate and prepare for academic careers and whose presence will help diversify the professoriate. View DARE details.


Leadership

2020-21 Financial Officer, SSU

Kameron Rodrigues, 4th Year serves as Financial Officer for Scientists Speak Up

Scientists Speak Up's (SSU) mission is to train graduate students in how to address science misinformation and inspire action in an era where many are increasingly motivated to reject science. The group touches on many topics, including climate change, vaccine hesitancy, evolution education, and COVID-19 skepticism. And while the policy outlook for these issues has changed in the past year, that doesn’t mean it’s time to take a break! In fact, this is the most important time to clearly and effectively communicate these issues to those with the power to make a difference, from family members to elected officials. Learn more at ScientistsSpeakUp.org.

2020

2020 Office of Graduate Education Excellence Awards

Josslyn Pena recognized for Student Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students 

This award recognizes students devoted to improving the quality of the Stanford graduate student experience. This service is invaluable to our programs, and this award will recognize truly outstanding service on behalf of Biosciences graduate students.

2020 Office of Graduate Education Excellence Awards

Carlos Medina recognized for Student Award for Excellence in Societal Citizenship 

This award recognizes students who make exemplary contributions towards promoting social justice, diversity and inclusion, meaningful participation in civic life, and/or awareness of societal issues that impact our communities.

2020 Stanford Summer Research Program

James Harden selected as a Program Leader for the Stanford Summer Research Program-Amgen Scholars Program

The SSRP-Amgen Scholars Program is a fully-funded research-intensive residential program that takes place on Stanford’s beautiful campus for a nine-week period. 


Stanford Biosciences Student Association 2020-21

Co-President

Candace Liu, 3rd Year serves as Co-President

First Year Mentorship Chair & Immunology Home Program Rep

Camilo Espinosa Bernal, 2nd Year serves as First Year Mentorship Chair and Immunology Home Program Representative

Alumni Liaison/SOAR Chair

Joseph Gonzalez, 2nd Year serves as Alumni Liaison/SOAR Chair

Social Chair

Maddie Lee, 2nd Year serves as Social Chair

Orientation and Recruitment Chair

Katherine Nico, 2nd Year serves as Orientation and Recruitment Chair

2019

2019-2020 President of BioAIMS

Josselyn Pena, 3rd Year is appointed 2019-2020 President of BioAIMS

BioAIMS, an inclusive organization that provides a welcoming home for all Biosciences students at Stanford. Get involved with BioAIMS.


Stanford Biosciences Student Association 2019-20

Communications Officer

Candace Liu, 2nd Year serves as Communications Officer

Orientation and Recruitment Chair & Immunology Home Program Rep

Frank Buquicchio, 2nd Year serves as Orientation and Recruitment Chair and Immunology Home Program Representative

First Year Mentorship Chair

Brenda Velasco, 3rd Year serves as First Year Mentorship Chair

Alumni Liaison/SOAR Chair

Jack Silberstein, 3rd Year serves as Alumni Liaison/SOAR Chair

Fellowship Mentoring Chair

Hayley Raquer, 2nd Year serves as Fellowship Mentoring Chair