UNC Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Student Jessime Kirk been selected to receive a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Kirk’s selection was based on his demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise. Kirk works in the lab of Mauro Calabrese in UNC’s Department of Pharmacology. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education.