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Jan and Kirby Alton Graduate Fellowship

We are thrilled to announce the establishment of the Kirby and Jan Alton Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship supports one outstanding senior graduate student for a year. All doctoral students in the 3rd year are considered for support by the Fellowship for the following year. Selection is based on research accomplishments. The award is funded by a generous gift from Dr. Kirby Alton, who completed his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Georgia in 1981. Following graduation, Dr. Alton joined Amgen, where he rose to become vice-president for development. Dr. Alton is retired from his position at Amgen and now lives in Montana. He currently serves on the board of the UGA Research Foundation.

Past winners of the Kirby and Jan Alton Graduate Fellowship

2023 Theresa Erlenbach

2022 Katie Duval

2021 Inam Jameel

2020 Sam Mantel

2019 Gabrielle Sandstedt

2018 Alice Shanfelter

2017 A. Kelly Lane

2016 Caitlin Conn & Kyle Benowitz  

2015 Joe Groom  

2014 Elizabeth Lowry  

2013 Christine Ewers

2012 Emily Peeden  

2011 Jeileen Roy

2010 Jenna Oberstaller  

2009 John Robinson

2008 Jianing Xu  

2007 Jodell Linder

2006 Chih-Horng Kuo  

2005 Vanessa Corby-Harris

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