Undergraduate Edward Li selected as finalist for Fletcher Award

Award recognizes outstanding undergraduate students for research

November 01, 2019

Edward Li, a stident in the laboratory of Jhumku Kohtz, PhD, has been named a finalist for the 2019 Fletcher Award, a prize funded by the Fletcher Family Foundation, which  recognizes students for excellence in summer undergraduate research across all campus disciplines. Edward's project is entitled: RNA FISH characterization to determine cloud forming potential of novel UCE lncRNAs.

Edward was a 2019 recipient of a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant from Northwestern University's Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, for his project: Identification of UCE lncRNAs.

Says Kohtz, "Given that he is entering his sophomore year, had no lab experience before coming to the lab, and began his experiments during the  transition of Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute to the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, I am particularly proud of Ivelisse Cajigas, PhD, who mentored him."