Samantha (Sam) Yee has been awarded the National Cancer Institute’s F99/K00 predoctoral to postdoctoral fellow transition training grant. She is a senior graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. April Risinger in the Department of Pharmacology.
The F99/K00 (Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award) is a mechanism that allows the awardee to complete their predoctoral training and then take the K00 to a postdoctoral position of their choice after graduation.
The F99/K00 is intended for individuals who are within 1-2 years of completing their dissertation and each institution was limited to a single application. Sam was selected through a competitive process organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research and she was nominated by the Integrated Biomedical Sciences program.
Congratulations to Sam’s mentor and primary sponsor, Dr. April Risinger, and co-sponsor, Dr. Ratna Vadlamudi!
“I am extremely honored to have been awarded the prestigious National Cancer Institute’s F99/K00 predoctoral to postdoctoral training grant,” Yee said. “I am very thankful and appreciative for all the support and guidance that individuals internally at and externally of UT Health San Antonio have provided me for the grant and life in general. It’s certainly a milestone to celebrate and a humbling opportunity.”
Sam is excited to expand her research to the study of obesity and drug-resistant women’s cancers for the K00 phase of the award.