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Defne Ceyhan awarded Goldwater Scholarship

April 16, 2023

Defne Ceyhan awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Defne Ceyhan

Defne Ceyhan, a second-year honors student majoring in Data Analytics with a minor in Biology, has been awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Ceyhan started computational genomics research in high school working with Dr. Peter White at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and has continued her research at Ohio State. Ceyhan plans to pursue a PhD in computational biology and conduct genomic research to advance the treatment of cancers and rare diseases.

Each year, the Goldwater Foundation awards up to 460 scholarships nationally to sophomores and juniors demonstrating potential for success in a research career in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics. Competitive students have a high GPA (3.8+), research experience, and intend to pursue a PhD and research career.