John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Teresa K. Woodruff received a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of Medicine and Health.

Through the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Dr. Woodruff will generate an unprecedented view of germ cells across the globe - from ocean corals to humans. In her project, entitled the Global Germ Cell Metallome, she will interrogate and catalogue the metal content and dynamics that comprise the inorganic signature of life in species that inhabit the most diverse corners of our world.  This work will build off of her extensive repertoire of examining the role of zinc in the mammalian egg and embryo.

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was established by United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife in 1925 as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922. The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed.

The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year, and approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year. Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The selection process is rigorous and applicants are examined by experts in their field.