Ahmed Awarded Summer Medical Research Fellowship from HHMI

Bilal Ahmed.

Bilal Ahmed

Published April 12, 2012

Bilal Ahmed, Class of 2015, is one of only 27 students nationwide to receive a prestigious Summer Medical Research Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

The fellowship involves eight to 10 weeks of full-time paid research in the laboratory of an HHMI investigator or Janelia Farm researcher.

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A native of Endicott, N.Y., Ahmed attended Binghamton University, where he earned degrees in biochemistry and mathematics.

He will serve his fellowship in the laboratory of Christine Seidman, MD, professor of genetics and medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

“I am honored that Dr. Seidman is interested in nurturing my curiosity and to have the support of HHMI,” said Ahmed, who hopes to pursue a career in academic medicine as a physician-scientist.

“I am very excited to have been given this opportunity to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of hereditary cardiomyopathies.”