Curriculum Vitae Highlights

The following are select highlights from my Curriculum Vitae.
To see the full version of my CV, please see here: Jacob L. Steenwyk's CV (last updated August 2022)


Education

2022   Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
       Advisor: Antonis Rokas
       GPA: 3.97
2016   M.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Clark University, Worcester, MA
       Advisor: John G. Gibbons
       GPA: 3.98
2015   B.A. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Clark University, Worcester, MA
       Advisor: Denis Larochelle
       Summa cum laude
       Cumulative GPA: 3.84
       Science GPA: 3.84


Select Awards

2022   Graduate Student Excellence Award Finalist, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
2022   Hanna H. Gray Fellows Finalist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2022   Edward Ferguson Jr. Graduate Award, Graduate School, Vanderbilt University
2022   James F. Crow Early Career Researcher Award Finalist, Genetics Society of America
2022   Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2021   Honorable mention, Next Generation Faculty Symposium, Stanford.Berkeley.UCSF
2021   Presentation award, Canadian Fungal Research Network and Great Lakes Mycology Conference
2021   Graduate Research Excellence Award in Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
2021   Smriti Bardhan Scholarship, Vanderbilt University
2021   Registration award, Science Talk ‘21
2020   Favorite Artist Award, Catalyst: A Virtual Sci-Art Exhibition
2020   Oral presentation award, SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference
2020   Registration scholarship, SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Virtual Conference
2020   Best Talk Honorable mention, Canadian Fungal Research Network Meeting
2020   Trainee-of-the-Year, Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation
2019   Gilliam Predoctoral Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2019   Ann Bernard Martin Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, Vanderbilt University
2019   Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health
2019   Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation
2019   Graduate student travel grant, Vanderbilt University
2019   Curb Center Fellow, ArtLab, Vanderbilt University


Select Invited Talks

2022   Yeast Genetics Meeting, Genetics Society of America
2022   Hanna H. Gray Fellows Finalists Meeting, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2022   Molecular mycology meeting, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
2022   Evolution, Am. Soc. of Naturalists, Soc. for the Study of Evo., and the Soc. of Sys. Biologists, Cleveland, OH (declined due to scheduling conflict)
2022   James F. Crow Early Career Researcher Award Finalist, Genetics Society of America
2022   Department of Biological Sciences, George Washington University
2022   31st Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA
2021   CanFunNet and Great Lakes Mycology Conference
2021   Sandler Fellows Seminar, University of California, San Francisco
2021   Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University
2021   Medical Mycology Trainee Seminar Series, University of Utah (Link)
2021   Mycology Graduate Student Organization, University of Georgia
2021   MicroSeminar, International Society for Microbial Ecology (Link)
2021   Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering, Young Researchers Conference
2021   Andrew Murray Lab seminar, Harvard University, Cambridge
2020   Evan Eichler Lab seminar, University of Washington, Seattle
2020   Genetics Society of America, Science in a Snapshot Seminar Series
2020   Nicole King Lab seminar, University of California Berkeley
2020   The National Diversity in STEM Conference, SACNAS
2020   Canadian Fungal Research Network Meeting
2020   Graduate trainee-of-the-year talk, Vanderbilt University, VI4, Annual Symposium
2020   Day of Wond’ry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Select Service

2020-Pres.   Founder and Chief Officer, SciArt with Purpose, https://jlsteenwyk.com/sciart.html
2019-Pres.   Co-chair, Communication and Outreach Subcommittee, Genetics Society of America
2019-Pres.   Inclusion Coordinator, The Evolutionary Studies Initiative at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2019-Pres.   Graphic Illustrator, The Evolutionary Studies Initiative at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2017-Pres.   Educational outreach booth design and execution, MEGAMicrobe, Nashville, TN
2017-Pres.   Member, Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2017-Pres.   Judge, Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair, Belmont University, Nashville, TN
2018-2021   Volunteer Deputy, American Society of Microbiology Vanderbilt University Chapter, Nashville, TN
2017-2021   Communications chair, Inclusivity in Biosciences Association, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2019-2020   President, Inclusivity in Biosciences Association, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2019-2020   Co-chair, MEGAMicrobe, Vanderbilt Institute for Infections, Immunology and Inflammation, Nashville, TN
2018-2019   Vice President, Inclusivity in Biosciences Association, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


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