2017-2018 ARCS Scholars

ARCS Scholars are pursuing graduate degrees and conducting research in a wide variety of disciplines such as Bioinformatics, Structural Immunology, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Genetics and Genomics, Computational Neuroscience, and Cardiology.



San Diego State University

John Allen Cell/Molecular Biology
Naneh Apkarian Mathematics Education
Erik Blackwood Cell/Molecular Biology
Liwen Deng Cell/Molecular Biology
Sean Maddox Chemistry
Paul Maier Evolutionary Biology
Brian Maniaci Chemistry
Megan Monsanto Cell/Molecular Biology
Erik Paulson Chemistry
Colette Smirniotis Statistics
Winston Stauffer Cell/Molecular Biology
Pedro Torres Cell/Molecular Biology
Adriana Trujillo Cell/Molecular Biology
Janet Walker Ecology
Melissa Ward Marine Ecology
Joi Weeks Cell/Molecular Biology
Nicholas Williams Chemistry

Scripps Research

Rigo Cintron-Colon Molecular/Cellular Neurosciences
Chris Cottrell Biomedical Sciences
Danielle Grotjahn Biomedical Sciences
Margarete Johnson Biology
Michael Ledbetter Biomedical Sciences

University of California, San Diego

Molly Allen Bioengineering
Alric Althoff Computer Science
Maziar Behtash Nanoengineering
Cody Carpenter Nanoengineering
Rachel Diner Marine Biology
Jennifer Dumdie Biomedical Sciences
Peter Edge Bioinformatics
Igor Fedorov Electrical Engineering
Michael Fox Ecology
William Greenwald Bioinformatics
Danielle Hagstrom Cellular/Developmental Biology
Matthew John Kolar Biomedical Sciences
Ashley Kroll Biomedical Nanotechnology
Aditya Kumar Bioengineering
David Leon Physics
Emily Nardoni Physics
Perry Naughton Electrical Engineering
Aimee Raleigh Bioengineering
Robyn Ridley Materials Science & Engineering
Marino Romero Mathematics
Samuel Root Chemical Engineering
Kevin Ross Biomedical Sciences
Aleksandra Shirman Biophysics
Dylan Skola Bioinformatics
Terry Solomon Biomedical Sciences
Tam T. Tran Neuroscience
Daniel Trugman Geophysics
Jessica Ungerlieder Bioengineering
Adam Weiss Mechanical Engineering
Emily Wheeler Biomedical Sciences
Jia Jia Zhang Chemical Biology

University of San Diego

Lisa Alvarez Nursing Sciences
Deanna Johnston Nursing Sciences
Nichole Martinez Nursing Sciences
Allison Perkins Nursing Sciences
Joi Weeks, Ph.D Candidate in Cell/Molecular Biology
"Acceptance of this award means that I don't have to worry so much about my finances and that I can now use that energy in a more productive way, such as focusing on my research."
Michael Ledbetter, Ph.D. Candidate in Biochemistry
"Given the cost of this city, ARCS helps ensure that money is not a concern for me while I complete my training.."