Laura Cortes Awarded Prestigious Dissertation Grant and Suttles Graduate Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Laura Cortes (Forger Lab) has been selected to receive a Dissertation Grant from URSA and is the sole recipient of the 2020 William M. Suttles Fellowship!  Laura’s project concerns the role of epigenetics in sexual differentiation of the brain.

The purpose of the Dissertation Grant Program is to support the scholarly dissertation research of doctoral level graduate students at Georgia State University.  In addition, Laura was awarded with the William M. Suttles Award.   The Suttles Graduate Fellowship is awarded to the applicant deemed to have the most outstanding qualifications within their field of study, and who also submitted an outstanding dissertation grant proposal as determined by the team of faculty reviewers. This fellowship is an additional monetary award given to the student following their selection as the winner of the distinguished Dissertation Grant award.

This is our second Suttles Fellow in recent years, with Katie Partrick previously receiving this award.

Let’s all congratulate Laura on a job well done!