IQ’s Grady awarded fellowship

March 27, 2018

Connor Grady, lab technician at the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ), has been awarded a Science and Technology Center Top Up Fellowship, from the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, an NSF Science and Technology Center, headquartered at Michigan State University.

One goal of BEACON is to initiate and support research and training activities that involve the study of actively evolving systems and evolutionary dynamics, as well as recruiting a diverse student population, one reason Grady was selected according to Eric Torng, associate professor and BEACON Fellowship Coordinator.

“Connor was selected to receive the BEACON Top Up Fellowship based on his strong undergraduate record, his past research experiences, and his research plans which involve using evolutionary techniques to address interesting problems in biomedical engineering,” Torng said.

Connor will continue to work in Dr. Assaf Gilad’s lab in IQ’s Synthetic Biology and Regenerative Medicine Division as a graduate student.

IQ is a research collaboration among the colleges of Engineering, Human Medicine and Natural Science at Michigan State University dedicated to developing intelligent solutions to enable improved control of health and disease. This alliance, combined with other campus departments and MSU’s unique status of having three medical schools – College of Human Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Veterinary Medicine – makes the university well-positioned to produce novel biomedical solutions to reduce healthcare costs and dramatically improve patient care.