Graduate student receives NSF Graduate Fellowship

Victor Pham, a graduate student in Professor Xiaolin Zi’s lab, was selected for the prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship which will provide funding for up to three years of doctoral education. Victor’s project, “Small nucleolar RNA and resistance to anti-androgen therapy,” is to investigate molecular mechanisms of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) in regulation of androgen receptor splicing leading to resistance to anti-androgen therapy. Anti-androgens have been widely used to treat various medical conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, hypersexuality, prostate cancer, and others. The study may identify new targets for improving the efficacy of the existing anti-androgen therapies.

About NSF Graduate Fellowship

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.