Three From Duke Named Sloan Fellows

Two-year recognition is for rising stars in STEM fields

This year's Sloan Fellows (L-R): Emily Derbyshire, Jessica Fintzen, Eva Naumann.
This year's Sloan Fellows (L-R): Emily Derbyshire, Jessica Fintzen, Eva Naumann.

Three Duke faculty have been selected to receive Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They are among 128 early-career researchers to receive the fellowships this year.

The two-year, $75,000 fellowship is intended to advance the recipient’s research. Candidates are nominated by their fellow scientists and then selected by panels of senior scientists in their fields. More than 1,000 scientists were nominated this year.

The Duke fellows are:

Emily Derbyshire, an assistant professor of chemistry in Trinity Arts & Sciences

Jessica Fintzen, an assistant professor of mathematics in Trinity Arts & Sciences

Eva Naumann, an assistant professor of neurobiology in the School of Medicine

“A Sloan Research Fellow is a rising star, plain and simple” said Adam F. Falk, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “To receive a Fellowship is to be told by the scientific community that your achievements as a young scholar are already driving the research frontier.”

Duke scholars have won 71 Sloan Fellowships since 1955.