Briggs Fellowship

2022 Briggs Fellow: Haley Brown

Haley Brown is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology Program studying cell fate specification and transdetermination in Professor Justin Kumar's lab.

2022 Briggs Fellow: Tess Fasteen

Tess Fasteen is a third-year Ph.D. student in Professor Jason Tennessen’s lab. She is studying the regulation of aerobic glycolysis during the development of Drosophila melanogaster. Aerobic glycolysis is a growth-promoting form of carbohydrate metabolism that is observed in cancer cells, and it is also observed during a stage of rapid growth in the normal development of the fruit fly. Tess is studying the mechanism that Drosophila use to regulate this metabolic program in coordination with their development.