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Fellowship Awardees ‚Äč

We started the Make UR MARC Fellowship program in 2021 in order to promote underrepresented STEM students who are interested in research. Now we are excited to announce our first candidate to receive this fellowship!

Our 2021 Fellowship Awardee is Bliss Nelson.

Bliss is a third-year Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Major at UCSD. She was placed in the Leichtag Biomedical Research Building and the Ginsberg Lab, her principal investigator is Dr. Miguel Lopez-Ramirez. She is studying Cerebral Cavernous Malformations (CCM), a common neurovascular disease. Specifically, she has been researching the interaction between astrocytes and brain endothelial cells in the context of CCM. Bliss' long-term plan includes applying for an MD-PhD program to continue researching and one day become a physician-scientist.