Student awards and honors
Derek Galligan ’05 has been awarded a fellowship from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) to do research on the role DNA damage plays in the regulation of virulence genes in EPEC, an E. coli strain responsible for an estimated one million infant deaths in the developing world. After working on the research this summer with Jay Mellies, professor of biology at Reed, Galligan will presents his results in person at the 2005 ASM General Meeting in Atlanta.
Conrad Shultz ’06 has been named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. Seventeen Reed students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships since 1991. After earning a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry, Shultz plans to conduct research in the fields of bioorganic chemistry, and molecular pharmacology with an emphasis on the development of novel biologically active molecules. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation aims to provide the nation with a continuing source of highly qualified mathematicians and scientists, as well as to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.
Moira Gresham ’04 has been selected as a Churchill Fellow. She’s the second Reed student in two years to study at Churchill College at England’s Cambridge University. Gresham, a physics major, plans to use her time at Cambridge to further her study of particle physics.
Four recent grads have been awarded Fulbrights: Brannon Ingram will be going to the Netherlands; Matthew Kessler will study in France; Tamara Failor will be teaching English in South Korea; and Heather Van Zee will be assisting an English teacher in Germany. Fulbright grants are designed to give individuals with strong academic records opportunities for personal development and international experience.
Sophomore Margaret Anderson has been selected to study in Russia for a year under a National Security Education Program scholarship.