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2020 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.

Eric Zhao

Eric Zhao

Donna Schweers and Thomas Geiser Fellow, Bio-X SIGF, Chemical Engineering

Over a million people suffer limb loss annually. These devastating injuries are accompanied with increased rates of depression and anxiety, related to a loss of autonomy and negative body image. Moreover, the adoption of conventional prostheses...

Julie Zhu

Julie Zhu

Leslie Parker Hume Graduate Fellow, Music

Music is touted as “universal” under a rhetoric of neutrality, but it is fundamentally a social behavior—yes, there is the impartial sound wave, but there is also how we think about it, what we do with it, and what socially recognized meanings we...

Biyao Zou

Biyao Zou

City Hill Foundation Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow, Bio-X SIGF, Epidemiology and Population Health

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Early HCC diagnosis increases survival, but the current HCC surveillance tests (ultrasound and serum alpha-fetoprotein) have suboptimal accuracy. We have...

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