Graduate Student Amanda Lanza Awarded Donald D. Harrington Dissertation Fellowship
Graduate student Amanda Lanza has been awarded the Donald D. Harrington Dissertation Fellowship from The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School.
The fellowship recognizes Lanza’s work on developing genetic tools and methodologies for creating industrially-viable mammalian cells for the production of biomolecules and biopharmaceuticals with her Ph.D. advisor, Dr. Hal Alper.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Amanda that recognizes not only her academic and research-based accomplishments, but also her commitment to improving graduate student life in our department. This award will allow Amanda to continue her pioneering studies in mammalian cellular engineering and systems biology,” said Alper, assistant professor and Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellow in Chemical Engineering.
The Harrington Dissertation Fellowship is the highest award that can be made to a continuing student at The University of Texas at Austin.
About the Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program:
The Donald D. Harrington Graduate Fellows Program was established by Sybil Harrington as a tribute to her late husband. She envisioned a program that would support gifted and ambitious young scholars at The University of Texas at Austin, at a level that would equal or exceed the levels of prestigious longstanding programs at other institutions around the world.
These talented students would, in turn, share their knowledge and success with future generations, perpetuating the legacy and memory of Don Harrington for all time. The University of Texas at Austin is privileged to be the home of this preeminent graduate research program. The Harrington Fellows Program is designed to attract outstanding master’s and doctoral candidates from around the world. Fellowships are awarded annually to the most highly qualified applicants or nominees.