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2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellow Anthony Stapon

Anthony Stapon
Anthony Stapon

Anthony Stapon

Grad program: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Undergrad: BS in Biochemistry, Pace University
Hometown: Riverhead, NY
Mentors: Isaac Carrico, Miguel Garcia-Diaz, Orlando Sharer

How does it feel to earn an NSF GRF?
It feels fantastic! It is a recognition of a lot of hard work, both in the scientific and personal realms for me.

What will this award allow you to do that you might not have done without it?
While this award will help me to achieve scientific goals, in many ways, it will help me achieve some personal recovery goals as well.

What will you research and how might it benefit the world?
I am interested in creating better medicines. My research interests combine organic synthesis, biochemistry and pharmacology knowledge to do so.

What sparked your interest in your research, or science in general?
Having phenomenal high school science teachers and university professors!

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