The Fishman Fund

Fostering Young Scientists

Four of the five 2011 Fishman Fund Awardees The Fishman Fund was established by Mary Bradley and Reena Horowitz in 2001 to honor Dr. William and Lillian Fishman, founders of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (formerly known as the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation).

William and Lillian created a tradition of fostering the careers of young scientists. The Fishman Fund honors this tradition by presenting outstanding SBP postdoctoral fellows with a financial award, providing means and incentive to further their professional development.

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Fishman Fund Award Winners

Each fall, five Fishman Fund Awards of $5,000 each are presented to exceptional postdoctoral researchers. The award recipients and generous Fishman Fund donors are honored with an awards ceremony and reception. Listed below are the previous recipients. Many of them have continued their careers at the Institute.


Karthik Bodhinathan

Hongbo Pang

Emily Y. Smith



Florent Carrette

Julia Jellusova

Louis Lapierre

Juan Pablo Palavicini

Rachel Wilkie-Grantham



Tufan Aydogdu

Soda Diop

Mihee Kim

Zhi-Gang She

Jun Wang



Gregory Aubért

Caroline Kumsta

Aman Mann

Martina Pröll

Roberto Tinoco



David Castro

Gaurav Sharma

Stefan Grotegut

George Kyriazis



Pilar Cejudo-Martin

Martin Denzel

Fabian Filipp

Lars Pache

Nai-Ying Michelle Yang



Melanie Hoefer

Jochen Maurer

Elizabeth Rico-Bautista

Maria Cecilia Scimia

Chih-Cheng Yang



Jennifer Katz

Ana Miletic Sedy

Sayantan Mitra

Derek Ostertag

Peter Teriete



Sergio Alonso

Mari Enoksson

Amy Howes

Yuehai Ke

Lutz Tautz


Ruchi Bajpai

Lionel Hebbard

Nicole K. Noren

John Stebbins

Ramón Díaz Trelles



Tasmia Duza



Sean Oldham


Hudson Freeze

José Luis Millán

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