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MSU doctoral student seeking a cure for her son’s rare disorder wins fellowship

Monday Jun. 26th, 2017

A Montana State University doctoral student who is seeking a cure for her son’s rare genetic disorder has won a fellowship that will allow her to quit the predawn paper route she took to make ends meet and concentrate fully on her research.

Elizabeth “Tess” Corbin, a doctoral student from Bozeman in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in MSU’s College of Letters and Science, has won a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

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  1. Optimization of chemically defined cell culture media – Replacing fetal bovine serum in mammalian in vitro methods. Valk et al., 2010.
  2. The humane collection of fetal bovine serum and possibilities for serum-free cell and tissue culture. Van der Valk et al., 2004. 
  3. PA 18-815 Opportunity announcement, NIH (2019). PA-18-815: Better Defining Growth Medium to Improve Reproducibility of Cell Culture (SBIR) (R43/R44 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (
  4. Comparative analysis of FBS containing media and serum free chemically defined media for adipose derived stem cells production. Kang et al., 2019. 
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