Daniel Erickson Named 2018 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellow

Author: Brandi Klingerman

2018 Berry FellowDaniel Erickson, 2018 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellow

Daniel Erickson, graduate student of biological sciences, has been awarded a fellowship through the Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships for his research in the lab of Malcolm J. Fraser Jr., Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, C.S.C. Professor of Biological Sciences, developing transgenic silkworms which produce silk that could become a low-cost source of cancer therapies. 

In discussing the award, Paul W. Bohn, Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Engineering and Director of AD&T, said, “Congratulations to the graduate students who received this year’s Berry Family Foundation Fellowships. I am grateful that we are able to annually offer this opportunity to these young researchers and support their latest projects.”

The 2018 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships are awarded each year to two graduate students for 12 months to investigate issues that are of interest to AD&T. The fellowships are intended to support young researchers at Notre Dame and be a springboard for follow-on careers in academic and corporate research.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit https://advanceddiagnostics.nd.edu/opportunities/berry-family-foundation-graduate-fellowships/


Adapted from original article by Brandi Klingerman at advanceddiagnostics.nd.edu on July 16, 2018.