As a biochemistry student in China looking to get her PhD, Guojuan (Amy) Liao ’93 was drawn to Stony Brook because Nobel Laureate C.N. Yang was teaching here at the time. Liao arrived on campus in 1989 with a full scholarship, something she said wasn’t easy to come by, and only a few hundred dollars in spending money.
Fast-forward to 2023, and Liao is an entrepreneur who has founded two genomics companies, with one successfully sold five years ago. Knowing how much she has achieved and how grateful she is for her time at Stony Brook, Liao is now giving back to doctoral students in the biochemistry department in the form of a fellowship named after her mentor and retired Stony Brook professor, Sanford R. Simon, PhD.
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