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Congratulations to Shiva Razavi (Inoue Lab) and Eric Schiffhauer (Robinson Lab) for winning the 2016 Isaac Morris and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Graduate Fellowship Award!

            

   Shiva Razavi                         Eric Schiffhauer

The Department of Cell Biology is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Isaac Morris Hay and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Graduate Fellowship: Shiva Razavi (Inoue Lab) and Eric Schiffhauer (Robinson Lab). While recognizing these two individuals, the Fellowship committee commented on the number of strong applications from outstanding students, which speaks to the high-quality science and training in the Department.

Elizabeth (Betty) D. Hay, graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1952, and began a research career that spanned five decades and included seminal contributions to our understanding of limb regeneration, extracellular matrix and the process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Prior to her death in 2007, Dr. Hay established the Isaac Morris Hay and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Professor of Embryology, currently held by Dr. Peter Devreotes. The Professorship, named in honor of Dr. Hay’s parents, supports this Graduate Fellowship award. In 1929, Isaac Morris Hay, a general practitioner, established the first and only hospital in Melbourne, Florida. Lucille Elizabeth Hay assisted with administrative and caretaker duties at the hospital in addition to raising three children. The private hospital weathered the Great Depression and eventually became the Brevard County Hospital.

Nature of Award:
The Isaac Morris Hay and Lucille Elizabeth Hay Graduate Fellowship Award was established to provide support for predoctoral students performing outstanding research in the field of Cell Biology.