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2017 SIGF Fellows

The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) is a competitive University-wide program that awards three-year fellowships to outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research.

Marty Keil

Marty Keil

Mirror Spring SIGF Fellow, Graduate School of Education

My research studies how to develop and measure adaptive experts in medicine: practitioners who not only have the same procedural efficiency as routine experts, but can adapt their knowledge to perform in situations of uncertainty, complexity, or ...

Margarita Khariton

Margarita Khariton

Lavidge and McKinley Interdisciplinary Fellow, Bio-X SIGF, Bioengineering

The prevalence and complexity of neurodegeneration due to damage and disease call for new therapeutic approaches, but progress has been limited by our poor understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie neural repair and...

Carolyn Kim

Carolyn Kim

Mona M. Burgess Fellow, Bio-X SIGF, Computer Science

I work on two key problems in applying machine learning to healthcare: adaptive design of clinical trials and interpretability in models. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the gold standard in evaluating treatment effects in medicine....

Hongquan Li

Hongquan Li

Paul Berg Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Fellow, Bio-X SIGF, Electrical Engineering

Throughput can often be a limitation in manual microscopy. By taking advantage of components in mass produced consumer products and DIY electronics, I work on developing microscopes that are not only low-cost, but also automated. The automation...

Zhao Li

Zhao Li

Weisberg/Feng Graduate Fellow, Graduate School of Business

The trend towards extremism in American politics has accelerated since the financial crisis of 2008, fostering anti-establishment movements such as Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. Understanding whether and how financial crises exacerbate...

Andrea Lund

Andrea Lund

James and Nancy Kelso Fellow, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

Across the tropics, millions of people acquire infections of schistosomiasis, a debilitating parasitic disease that impacts cognitive development and labor productivity, by simply being in contact with water. Schistosome parasites thrive in the...

Rebecca Marton

Rebecca Marton

Seth A. Ritch Graduate Fellow, Bio-X SIGF, Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine

Oligodendrocytes are cells of the central nervous system that support and insulate neurons to allow normal brain function.  When oligodendrocytes are lost or fail to fulfill these functions, patients can experience a range of symptoms including...

Devin McMahon

Devin McMahon

Neukermans Family Graduate Fellow, Earth System Science

My work assesses the sustainability of plantation forestry—trees grown as a crop—as plantation forests globally cover an area larger than Bolivia and compete for land against crops, livestock, and native ecosystem restoration. Forest plantations...

Dylan Moore

Dylan Moore

Michelle and Kevin Douglas Graduate Fellow, Mechanical Engineering

Autonomous robots in the home and on the road are fundamentally changing the way we live and interact. The visual expressions and interactions of these devices are well studied; however, few have explored how sound could be a deliberate (or...

Hannah Moots

Hannah Moots

Thomas C. Nelson Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, Anthropology

My research explores connections between environmental change and human health. Currently, I am investigating the relationship between multifactorial diseases, such as celiac disease and other autoimmune conditions, and major shifts in human...

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