Jelani, who works with Mike Vasek on microglial transcription, was recently awarded a BioSURF fellowship to support full-time summer research with the lab! As WUSTL describes the fellowships: “BioSURF is competitive and is modeled on the grant-seeking process, with faculty from the WashU Biology Department and Medical School reviewing applications. Students gain a sophisticated and practical knowledge of the research enterprise as they enter the research environment and network within the community of scientists. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity and gain a more realistic view of the opportunities and demands of a professional research career.”