The Hugh McDevitt Prize recognizes and awards a graduating PhD candidate in the Immunology Program for excellence in his or her doctoral dissertation research. The PhD candidate shall be chosen from a group of candidates who have defended and submitted their thesis to the Registrar in a given academic year. The McDevitt Fellow shall be awarded $1,000.
Criteria for Excellence
The candidate’s doctoral dissertation research is judged by the Immunology Program’s Executive Committee to be of the highest quality in immunology research.
Immunology Program Faculty Mentors interested in nominating their graduate students must submit a letter of nomination to the Immunology Graduate Program Committee.
We will obtain the following from the nominated students:
• A curriculum vitae and the fellowship nomination sheet (provided by the student)
• A brief outline of the dissertation project (provided by the student, no more than 400 words, double-spaced).
Contact Lina Hansen for more information.
Becky Leylek, PhD
High Dimensional Analysis of the Human Dendritic Cell Network: Discovery of a Novel Transitional Dendritic Cell Population Related to Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells
Yoni Rubin, PhD
Habtezion and Robinson Labs
Single-cell analysis of immunity in inflammatory bowel diseases