Bollyky Lab Awarded a Grand Challenges Grant

The Bollyky Lab was recently awarded a Grand Challenges Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  to study  Bacteriophage and the Physical Structure of the Microbiota. This funding was award to the Bollyky Lab together with our collaborators KC Huang in the Stanford Bioengineering Department and Eric Nelson in the Stanford Pediatric Infectious Disease Division.  Further information on this project can be found here:

Falk Catalyst Research Award

Dr. Bollyky has received the Falk Catalyst award for 2016 from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust.   The Catalyst Research Award Program provides one year of seed funding for high risk/ high reward biomedical research.   The Bollyky lab will be looking to solve the problem of antibiotic resistance by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa.   To hear more, read Stanford Medicine News link provided:

Paul Bollyky’s Catalyst Award Aims Squarely at Pseudomonas infections

Ethan Katznelson receives the 2015-16 Dean’s Award and is named a Sterling Scholar

This is an update from our previous post about Ethan winning the Sterling Award.  He has also been selected to receive the 2015-16 Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement!  Ethan is officially an overachiever.  😉

Ethan, an undergraduate researcher in the Bollyky lab, has been honored to receive the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for Scholastic Achievement.  This award is presented annually to the top 25 graduating seniors in the School of Humanities and Sciences.  It recognizes students for their academic achievements throughout their undergraduate work at Stanford.  Congrats Ethan!  We are proud of you.

Faculty Mentor of the Year

Dr. Bollyky was selected by the Immunology Graduate Students as the  Immunology Faculty Mentor of the Year!   As part of the reward, he got roasted by the graduate students from our lab and they were not short on material.

Dr. Bollyky finally heard the secret definition of what it means “to be Bollyky’ed” (verb) – To be engaged in a really interesting conversation about science – or life in general- that you would really like to continue…but just NOT right now.