Two Biology Faculty Named Hellman Fellows

JULY 11, 2008

By Kim McDonald

Gentry Patrick
Elina Zuniga

Assistant professors Gentry Patrick, of the Division's Neurobiology Section, and Elina Zuniga, of the Division's Molecular Biology Section, were named Hellman Fellows for the 2008-09 academic year. The purpose of the Hellman Faculty Fellows Awards, funded through the generosity of Chris and Warren Hellman, is to substantially support the research and creative activities of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research and other creative activities. The program was established at UC San DIego in 1995 through the generosity of Chris and Warren Hellman. In accordance with the wishes of the Hellmans, at least two-thirds of the funds available annually are to be awarded to faculty in the physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering. The recently named Hellman Fellow recipients will be honored at a luncheon with the benefactors in early September.