Director's Excellence Award

  • Purpose and Criteria: This award is supported by the CNLM Director’s Excellence Fund, which provides support to the CNLM’s most pressing research, training and community outreach priorities. The award will be presented to an outstanding graduate student or postdoctoral fellow to recognize their extraordinary achievement in research, mentoring and/or service to the CNLM.

  • Eligibility: Must be a graduate student who is in the laboratory of a CNLM Fellow on the UCI campus.

  • Awards available: 1 or more $1,000 awards

  • Requirements: CV/resume (max 2 pages), unofficial transcript (for graduate students only), and personal statement addressing dedication to research and scholarship, teaching or mentorship experience, and service contributions to the CNLM (500 words).

2021 Recipients

Natalie DiProspero

(Advisor: Dr. Michael Yassa)
"Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome: Breaking free from the catch-22"

Jessica Noche Lingad

(Advisor: Dr. Craig Stark)
"Investigating the role of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease"