Fraser Fellowship

Dean Fraser Fellowship

The Fraser Fellowship was established in 2012 by Dr. Judith A. Bland (A.M., 1970; Ph.D., 1972) as a tribute to Dr. William Dean Fraser for his support and mentorship during her graduate student years in what was then the Microbiology Department. This fellowship was awarded for the first time in 2017.

With your support, the department will continue to recognize promising graduate students while paying tribute to a beloved professor. Preference is given to those earning degrees in microbiology.

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2022 Fraser Fellow: Jin Dai

Jin Dai is a Ph.D. student in Professor John Patton’s lab. His research focuses on the immune response that protects infants and young children from rotavirus infection. The aim of his research is to improve existing vaccines and develop more effective therapeutic medicines for rotavirus diseases. After completion of his graduate studies, Jin plans to continue performing research in infectious disease and the development of antiviral treatments.