PhD Fellowships

Cyberinfrastructure Training to Advance Climate Science” (CI-TRACS) Fellowship

Bjarne was selected to be a fellow with the Hawaiʻi Data Science Institute as part of a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to increase student cyberinfrastructure skills in climate science.

IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Teaching Fellowship

Bjarne was selected to teach bioinformatics as part of the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program. INBRE is a federally funded grant program that encourages undergraduate students to pursue a biomedical science career through a PATHway Activity by providing them with research opportunities, mentoring workshops and workforce development at one of our eight academic institutional partners statewide.

Grants Received

Furthering the genetic understanding of macadamia and integrated pest management for new orchard establishment and expansion in Hawaii

Amount Received: $58,500

SEED Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Success (IDEAS) Grants

Podcast for the People! Using Radio to Bring Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Education to the Global Community

Amount Received: $1250.00

Gender Equity in Science

Amount Received: $1900.00

Awards and Scholarships

The AACR-JCA Joint Conference

Received an $800.00, merit-based award from AACR to present Master’s Degree thesis project: The miRNA Expression Profile of Inflammatory Tumors Reveals a Unique Immune Cell Profile and Potential Companion Targets for Checkpoint Blockade Immunotherapy.

The International Conference on Intelligent Biology & Medicine

Merit-based travel award of $600.00 to present Using RNA-Seq to Predict Prognosis for Colon Cancer Patients

Merit-Based Scholarship from Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering

Received a $1,000.00, merit-based scholarship for publications as a graduate student.