Fishman Fund Award winners 2018


Fishman Fund


Fostering the next generation of scientists

The Fishman Fund Awards provides funding for exceptional postdoctoral researchers in a competitive application process. To nurture the careers of future research trailblazers, SBP introduced the Fishman Fund Awards in honor of the Institute's founders, Dr. William and Lillian Fishman.

In 2001, the Fishman Fund was established by SBP supporters Mary Bradley and Reena Horowitz, to honor the Fishmans. In 2010, Jeanne Jones became the co-founder designee.

Postdoctoral students can apply for the Fishman Fund Fellowship, a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship, and Fishman Fund Career Development Awards.

Watch Joana Borlido, Ph.D., describe why the Fishman Fund Award has been such a boost to her career.

Fishman Fund Fellowship

The Fishman Fund Fellowship will provide exceptional SBP postdocs with a two-year fellowship award. This fellowship will be bestowed every other year to the young scientist who is ranked highest by the selection committee, and it will be unique from other institutional postdoctoral grants because of the level of SBP's commitment and support. Most fellowships match or only slightly increase the salary compared with standard NIH postdoctoral salary funding. By compensating exceptional postdocs at a higher level, the Fishman Fund Fellowship will be a sustained investment in future scientific leaders and pioneers.


Fishman Fund Career Development Awards

The Fishman Fund Career Development Awards will provide exceptional SBP postdocs with $10,000 awards. With the funds, postdocs can attend workshops, seminars, conferences and network with top scientists in their field.

Award Ceremony

If you are interested in attending the Fishman Fund award ceremony on September 19, 2019, RSVP at

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2017 Fishman Fund Advisory Board
2017 Fishman Fund Advisory Board


Fishman Fund Advisory Board

Board Members

  • Penny Michelle Abrams
  • Karen Alexander
  • David Anderson
  • Molly Jaeger Begent
  • Eve Benton
  • Marla Black
  • Cathe Burnham
  • Malin Burnham
  • Linda Chester
  • Jessica Cline
  • Peter Cooper
  • Patti Cooprider
  • Eva Engvall
  • Nina Fishman
  • Cynthia Goodman
  • Reena Horowitz
  • Jeanne Jones
  • Tony Khalil
  • Sheila Lipinsky
  • Philip Low
  • Gregory Lucier
  • Edward Mracek
  • Esther Paul
  • Ramin Pourteymour
  • T. Denny Sanford
  • Doreen Schonbrun
  • Aaron Shenkman
  • Donald Vaughn
  • Ruth Westreich
  • Judy White
  • Armi Williams
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Fishman Fund Winners

Fishman Fund Winners

  • 2018

    Usue Etxaniz Irigoien, Ph.D.
    Koen Galenkamp, Ph.D.
    Laura Martin-Sancho, Ph.D.
    Ee Phie Tan, Ph.D.

  • 2017
    David Sala Cana
    Michael J. Stec
    Jose Luis Nieto Torres
  • 2016
    Joana Borlido
    Bernhard Lechtenberg
    Jia (Zack) Shen
  • 2015
    Jessica von Recum
    Petrus de Jong
    Jacob Brown
  • 2014
    Karthik Bodhinathan
    Hongbo Pang
    Emily Y. Smith
  • 2013
    Florent Carrette
    Julia Jellusova
    Louis Lapierre
    Juan Pablo Palavicini
    Rachel Wilkie-Grantham
  • 2012
    Tufan Aydogdu
    Soda Diop
    Mihee Kim
    Zhi-Gang She
    Jun Wang
  • 2011
    Gregory Aubért
    Caroline Kumsta
    Aman Mann
    Martina Pröll
    Roberto Tinoco
  • 2010
    David Castro
    Gaurav Sharma
    Stefan Grotegut
    George Kyriazis
  • 2009
    Pilar Cejudo-Martin
    Martin Denzel
    Fabian Filipp
    Lars Pache
    Nai-Ying Michelle Yang
  • 2008
    Melanie Hoefer
    Jochen Maurer
    Elizabeth Rico-Bautista
    Maria Cecilia Scimia
    Chih-Cheng Yang
  • 2007
    Jennifer Katz
    Ana Miletic Sedy
    Sayantan Mitra
    Derek Ostertag
    Peter Teriete
  • 2006
    Sergio Alonso
    Mari Enoksson
    Amy Howes
    Yuehai Ke
    Lutz Tautz
  • 2005
    Ruchi Bajpai
    Lionel Hebbard
    Nicole K. Noren
    John Stebbins
    Ramón Díaz Trelles 
  • 2004
    Tasmia Duza  
  • 2003
    Sean Oldham
  • 2002
    Hudson Freeze
    José Luis Millán
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