Emily Hendrix Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Departmental News

Posted:  Apr 05, 2023 - 12:00am

Photo courtesy of Emily Hendrix

Congratulations to Emily Hendrix!

Emily Hendrix, a second-year graduate student in CCB working with Prof Yi He, has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF). 

Emily’s research aligns with UNM’s Substance Use Disorder Grand Challenge and examines the PICK1 protein, which has been implicated in these disorders. 

Her proposal, Computational tools for exploring the chemical diversity of AApeptides, aims to develop an algorithm capable of structurally matching synthetic peptides to natural peptides which would enable the design of synthetic peptides which could target PICK1.

Congratulations Emily!