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2015 Grand prize winner

Allison Cleary

Allison Cleary

Allison Cleary for her essay, "Teamwork: The Tumor Cell Edition." Originally from Denver, Colorado, Cleary completed her undergraduate degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at the University of Colorado where she was first introduced to basic science research. From there, she continued her studies at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in their combined M.D./Ph.D. program.

2015 Category winners

  • Adam Ford

    Adam Ford

    Adam Ford for For his essay on the topic of ecology and environment, "The Mechanistic Pathways of Trophic Interactions in Human-Occupied Landscapes." Ford is a wildlife ecologist interested in how predator-prey interactions are shaped by human-modified landscapes. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Victoria (British Columbia), a M.Sc. from Carleton University (Ontario), and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia with Assistant Professor Jacob Goheen.

  • Ludmil Alexandrov

    Ludmil Alexandrov

    Ludmil Alexandrov for his essay on the topic of genomics and proteomics, "Understanding the Origins of Human Cancer: Mutational Signatures." Alexandrov is an Oppenheimer Fellow in the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Neumont University and received his M.Phil. in Computational Biology as well as his Ph.D. in Cancer Genetics from the University of Cambridge.

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