Paths to a Physiology PhD Degree:

Jennifer S. Buchwald Graduate Fellowship in Physiology

A member of the Department since 1966, Dr. Buchwald retired in 1991 and is currently Emeritus Professor of Physiology at UCLA. Although her early research focused on motor learning, her primary area of research was development and plasticity in the auditory system and in vocal behaviors. This research was based on electrophysiological studies in cats, kittens, humans and elephant seals and also included studies of these behaviors in autistic and Alzheimer's subjects.

Although no longer living in Los Angeles, Dr. Buchwald's legacy to the Department continues in the form of graduate student support. In 1991, through her generosity, the Jennifer Buchwald Endowment Fund was created. This endowment is available to provide the tuition and fees for graduate students, preferably women or minorities, in their first year in the Department of Physiology.

Previous Winners

Scholar
Mentor
Year Awarded
He (Iris) Wang
Dr. Yibin Wang
2015-16
Amanda Lin
Dr. Peipei Ping
2014-15
Brittany Ulrich
Dr. Diane Papazian
2013-14
Hua Chai
Dr. Baljit Khakh
2013-14
Yazan Alhadid
Dr. Shimon Weiss
2012-13
Emma Monte
Dr. Tom Vondriska
2011-12
Jun Deng
Dr. Hui Sun
2010-11
Zhiping Feng
Dr. Shimon Weiss
2010-11
Jui-Yi (Ray) Hsieh
Dr. Diane Papazian
2009-10
Esther Richler
Dr. Baljit Khakh
2006-07
Beth Rose
Dr. Yibin Wang
2006-07
Natali Minassian
Dr. Diane Papazian
2005-06
Gina Rinetti
Dr. Diane Papazian
2004-05
Jessica Richardson
Dr. Diane Papazian
2004-05
Osei Kwame Asamoah
Dr. Francisco Bezanilla
1998-99
Nilam Mody
Dr. Linda Demer
1997-98
Leslie Tao
Dr. Nancy Wayne
1996-97