Fraser Fellowship

Dean Fraser Fellowship

Thanks to donors like you, the Dean Fraser Fellowship generates an estimated annual income of $1,250 per year. 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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2020 Fraser Fellow: Jennifer Chlebek

Jennifer Chlebek is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Microbiology Program. She is in Associate Professor Ankur Dalia's lab where she studies bacterial pili, which are external appendages that bacteria use to interact with their environment. She specifically focuses on how bacteria assemble and disassemble these appendages.

Jennifer also received the first-place Floyd Award for Outstanding Publication in Microbiology for her paper in which she characterized a previously unknown motor involved in disassembly of pili. The paper appeared in PLoS Genetics.