Frederick Ghandchi: Goldwater Scholarship

Cancer research

Georgetown University: A Georgetown undergraduate who already has completed three years of biomedical research that includes one year on cancer, has been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Frederick Ghandchi, who will graduate in the spring of 2013, interned at the Children’s National Medical Center and NIH before working in the lab of Todd Waldman, a Georgetown associate professor of molecular oncology. Ghandchi is one of only 282 students chosen for the scholarship out of 1,123 math, science and engineering student applicants around the country. The award covers the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board for one or two years up to $7,500 annually.

“I felt very excited to have won the scholarship, because I know that it will open many opportunities to me,” says Ghandchi, who plans to pursue a Ph.D. in molecular biology. “I plan to become a principal investigator in a medical center environment, such as the NIH, and head my own basic research projects on the molecular biology and genetics of cancer,” he adds.
Waldman, who holds a large 5-year NIH grant to study the role of specific genes in brain cancer, calls Fred “incredibly focused.” “Fred is super, super smart and very passionate about biomedical research,” Waldman says. “He is already absolutely certain he’s going to do a Ph.D. in molecular biology, which is unusual among sophomore undergraduates.” >>>


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by jmyt17 on


Happy to hear ans see Iranian like you.

Not a bunch of Jerk do not have any idea about their commend.

Good luck to you.


Such a Shame Iran is on a steep decline and our scientists

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

need to flee Iran to live with freedom.  There are no limits to what
Iranians can accomplish, when they celebrate their own culture, support
it, defend it and not betray it. Congratulations to mr ghandchi on his scholarship. Concerning iran, Iranians Shouldn't expect help from
the USA/UK/France in helping Iranians restore their freedom and defend
their culture, they are in love with the barbaric IRI exactly becase it
is so abusive and retards Iran better than any enemy could.