Carnegie Mellon University
April 12, 2019

Second-Year Computational Biology Ph.D. Student Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Laura Tung, a second-year Computational Biology Ph.D. student in Prof. Carl Kingsford’s group, has been chosenLaura Tung to receive an National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.  Laura’s research direction is computational genomics with her recent research focusing on improved algorithms for transcript assembly of single-molecule long sequencing reads.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, established in 1952, recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time, research-based masters and doctoral degrees in STEM.  The program has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.

Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend for graduate education, as well as opportunities for international research and professional development.

Congratulations to Laura!