Meet the Roche/ARCS Scholars

About the Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards Program

The Roche/ARCS Scholar Award provides support for the next generation of outstanding graduate life sciences scholars in the US. All awardees are Ph.D. candidates in the life sciences at universities that are ARCS Foundation academic partners, which includes the study of medically relevant fields including the scientific study of living organisms, such as microorganisms, animals and human beings, as well as related work in chemistry, computer sciences, engineering and materials sciences that could eventually be applied towards the study of living organisms. While biology remains the centerpiece of the life sciences, technological advances in molecular biology, chemical synthesis methods for creation of medicines, biotechnology for design and production of protein drugs, and computer sciences (bioinformatics) have led to a burgeoning of specializations and new, often interdisciplinary, fields.



Quick Scholar Facts

36 Scholars

Studying in 16 regions

25 universities

17 fields of study

93 publications to date

$268,500 annual funding


Fields of Study
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biological Sciences/Chemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Cell and Molecular Biology
Marine Science
Biochemistry and Physics
Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Immunology and Microbiology
Mechanical Engineering
Molecular and Medical Genetics
Veterinary Microbiolgy and Pathology
ARCS Foundation Atlanta
Susan Hastings
Georgia Instutute Of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Paul Gregory Donlin-Asp
Emory University
Biochemistry, Cell & Developmental Biology
Heather Michelle Bishop
University of Georgia
Cellular Biology/Franklin Colleges of Arts and Sciences
ARCS Foundation Colorado
Mason McClatchey
University of Colorado
Anschutz School of Medicine
Philip Siebler
University of Colorado Boulder
Integrative Physiology
ARCS Foundation Honolulu
Travers Ching
University of Hawai'l at Manoa
College of Tropical Ag & Human Resources
Jourdan Posner
University of Hawai'l at Manoa
John A.Burns Schoolof Medicine
ARCS Foundation Illinois
Rebecca Edwards
Northwestern University
David Koren
University of Chicago
Department of Neurobiology
ARCS Foundation Los Angeles
Janelle Liu
University of California, LA
Neuroscience Interdepartmental Program
Kwok (Chris) Wai Im
University of Southern CA
Keck School of Medicine
ARCS Foundation Metro Washington
Kunal S. Parikh
John Hopkins University
Biomedical Engineering
ARCS Foundation Minnesota
Beth Anoni
University of Minnesota
Biomedical Engineering
Amy Hauck
University of Minnesota
Biotechnology Institute - Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
Mark Hamilton
University of Minnesota
Biomedical Engineering
ARCS Foundation Northern California
Andrew R. Norman
University of CA,
San Francisco
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
ARCS Foundation Orange County
Zachariah M. Reagh
University of California, Irvine
Department of neurbiology & Behavior
Elyse Van Spyk
University of California, Irvine
Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine
Caitlin Regan
University of California, Irvine
Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering
ARCS Foundation Phoenix
Denise Napolitano
Arizona State University
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Louis Schoettle
Arizona State University
School of Life Sciences - Microbiology
ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh
Stephanie Biedka
Carnegie Mellon
Biological Sciences
Daniel Long
University of Pittsburgh
Ameya Nanivadekar
University of Pittsburgh
ARCS Foundation Oregon 
Holly Corbitt
Oregon Health & Science University
Molecular & Medical Genetics
Amy Williams
Oregon Health & Science University
Behavioral Neuroscience
Josiah Gerber
Oregon State University
Biochemistry & Physics
ARCS Foundation San Diego
Jessica Bruhn-Johannsen
Scripps Research Institute
Immunology & Microbiology
Aditya Kumar
University of California at San Diego
ARCS Foundation Seattle
Jessica McCrea
Washington State University
Veterinary Science - Microbiology & Pathology
Hanna Frizzell
University of Washington
Sidney Bell
University of Washington
Cell & Molecular Biology
ARCS Foundation Tampa
Julie Vecchio
University of South Florida
College of Marine Science
Dinorah Chacin
University of South Florida
College of Marine Science
Ashley A. Basiorka
University of South Florida
Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology
ARCS Foundation Utah
Amanda Reynolds
University of Utah