CRI PhD Student Awarded HHMI International Predoctoral Fellowship

Aug. 18, 2015 — Le Qi, a Ph.D. student researcher at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI), has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellow. Qi, from China, is one of only 45 international students from 18 countries chosen to receive a fellowship.

Qi is completing his Ph.D. studies in the Hamon Laboratory for Stem Cell and Cancer Biology under the direction of Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of CRI and an HHMI Investigator. Dr. Morrison is originally from Canada, and was selected as an HHMI International Predoctoral Fellow when he was completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University.

“It feels like an opportunity to give back a little by now mentoring one of these students in my lab,” said Dr. Morrison. “These are all students who have an opportunity to do something special. The fellowships fill a major need, while also supporting some of the strongest and most highly selected students in the country.”

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