SPIRE Welcomes Five New Fellows to the Program

Fall 2010 brings a diverse group of new Fellows with a broad range of backgrounds to join the SPIRE program:

Karl Castillo, Ph.D. Graduate program: University of South Carolina - Marine Sciences, SPIRE mentor: Justin Ries, Ph.D., Dept of Marine Sciences

Vicki Newton, Ph.D. Graduate program: UNC Chapel Hill - Cell & Molecular Physiology, SPIRE mentor: Scott Magness, Ph.D., Dept of Medicine

Laurel Rodgers, Ph.D. Graduate program: University of Arizona Tucson, Cell Biology & Anatomy, SPIRE mentor: Alan Fanning, Ph.D., Dept of Cell & Molecular Physiology

Justin Shaffer, Ph.D. Graduate program: University of Washington, Bioengineering, SPIRE mentor: Bill Kier, Ph.D., Dept of Biology

Christina Swanson, Ph.D. Graduate program: University of Michigan, Cell and Developmental Biology, SPIRE mentor: Bob Duronio, Ph.D. Dept of Biology

The fellows will contribute research and teaching excellence at UNC Chapel Hill and SPIRE's five partner minority serving institutions in North Carolina.