DLRG member honored with prestigious three-year graduate fellowship from the NSF
Congratulations to Erik Bidstrup who is the recipient of an Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at US institutions. Erik was recognized in part for his highly creative research plan that seeks to democratize access to monoclonal antibody therapeutics by developing a cell-free biosynthesis platform that is expected to dramatically lower the cost and simplify the manufacturing process of these life-saving medicines. Prior to joining DLRG, Erik was an undergraduate at Northwestern University where he worked in the lab of DLRG friend and collaborator, Prof. Mike Jewett. Previous DLRG NSF GRFP winners include Alicia Aquino, Kevin Weyant, Morgan Ludwicki, Cameron Glasscock, Erin Stephens, Michael-Paul Robinson, and Taylor Stevenson. Way to go Erik!
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