2021 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 2021, ten faculty received awards. It is with great pride that we announce this year's recipients.

Faculty Name
Title of Project
Filippo Gianferrari Literature Training the Reader: Dante and the Rise of Vernacular Literacy
Euiseok Kim Molecular, Cell, and Developemntal Biology Molecular Identities and Connectivity of Feedback and Feedforward Circuits in the Mammalian Cortex
Gueyon Kim Economics Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Occupational Mobility
Jacqueline Kimmey Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Circadian response to Streptococcus pnuemoniae infection
Robbie Kubala Philosophy Social Aesthetics
Jaimie Morse Sociology Bodies of Evidence: Legibility, Medical Uncertainty, and the Knowledge Problem of ‘Rape Kits’
Juan Pedroza Sociology Safety Net Access for Immigrant Families
Justin Perez Latin American & Latino Studies LGBT Health Across the Americas Initiative
Jason Samaha Psychology Neural Correlates of the Subjective Experience of Time 
Samuel Severance Education Creating Sustainable Buzz for Science Learning: Piloting an Elementary Project-Based Ecology Unit Supporting Native Bee Populations

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