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Crystal Botham, PhD
Crystal Botham, PhD

Director & Founder

Crystal’s passion for writing proposals was ignited as a graduate student while writing an AHA fellowship. The Grant Writing Academy (started in 2014) is based on her successful Tackling Your K course (70% success rate for career development awards). In addition to being the founder and director of the Grant Writing Academy, she provides strategic advice to faculty and others in the Department of Pediatrics to enable competitive funding applications and productive research programs.






Special Project Coordinator

Chris Powell
Chris Powell

Current Grant Coaches

  • Jennifer Wilson, PhD

    Chemical and Systems Biology (Grimes Lab)

    Jennifer Wilson, PhD
  • Jennifer Kong, PhD

    Biochemistry (Rohatgi Lab)

    Jennifer Kong, PhD
  • Claudia Vasquez, PhD

    Chemical Engineering (Dunn Lab)

    Claudia Vasquez, PhD

Graduate Student Fellowship Chairs

  • Meagan Hamblin

    Microbiology & Immunology (Monack Lab)

    Meagan Hamblin
  • Youlim Kim

    Microbiology & Immunology (Amieva Lab)

    Youlim Kim


  • William Talbot, PhD

    Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs

    William Talbot, PhD
  • Sofie Kleppner, PhD

    Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs

    Sofie Kleppner, PhD
  • Latishya Steele, PhD

    Associate Director, Biosciences Programs and Curriculum

    Latishya Steele, PhD