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Patrick Shih receives a Sloan Research Fellowship

21.02.2019 17:29

Branco Weiss Fellow Patrick Shih has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship in Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. Chosen scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Winners receive USD 70,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.

Dr. Patrick Shih is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Plant Biology at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, USA. He works on leveraging evolutionary biology and molecular biology approaches to investigating how photosynthesis evolved over geological timescales. The newly received fellowship will help fund his research to reconstruct the evolution of photosynthesis.

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Find the names of all new fellows on the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s website

Read about Dr. Shih’s research on the UC Davis’ website