2016 UCSC Hellman Fellows Program Award Recipients

Established at UCSC in 2011, the purpose of the Hellman Fellows Program is to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

In 2016, nine faculty received awards.  It is with great pride that we announce this year's recipients.

Faculty Name
Title of Project
Mark Amengual

Languages and Applied Linguistics

Living in two languages: What constitutes “Good Pronunciation” in bilingual speech?

Alexander Ayzner

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Semiconducting Polyelectrolytes as Building Blocks for a Soft Artificial Photosystem

Rajarshi Guhaniyogi

Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Hierarchical Bayesian Statistical Modeling of Massive Scale Spatially Referenced Databases

Juhee Lee
Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Novel Nonparametric Bayesian Inference for Metagenomics with Two Applications

Samantha Matherne


Idealism in Exile: Cassirer and the Warburg Institute

Nick Mitchell

Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Documenting Labor in California Black Studies

Jevgenij Raskatov

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Cell Culture Studies of a Novel Chiral Variant of Alzheimer’s Amyloid Beta 1-42 Peptide

Marilou Sison-Mangus

Ocean Sciences

Investigating the chemical cross-talk between the toxin-producing diatom and its associated bacteria

Jennifer Taylor

Film and Digital Media Department

Redneck Muslim

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