Alumni (Scholar)

Chris Cai

Warren W. Hobbie Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2016
Hometown: Manassas, Virginia
B.A., Col (2016)

Spectra, editor; Price Lab, undergraduate researcher; iGem Synthetic Biology Team, undergraduate researcher; Emerging Medical Technology Ventures, Biomedical Engineering Committee; “Positive Links”, undergraduate researcher; “Hope through Mobility”, team member; iGem Manuscript submitted to American Chemical Society Synthetic Biology, author; course instructor and developer, “Ebola: An invisible epidemic”; Dialysis Unit, volunteer; essay accepted for publication in The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine; 2013 nanoSTAR Summer Undergraduate Research Grant recipient; UVa Global Health Case Competition, first place team; College of Arts & Sciences Track Entrepreneurship Cup, first place team; Jefferson Public Citizen Grant recipient; Center for Global Health Scholar Grant recipient; Dean’s List; Rodman Scholar

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The Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University of Virginia. Based solely on merit, the Fellowship seeks to attract Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates.

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The Jefferson Scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship at the University of Virginia. Scholars are selected through a rigorous selection process that is based on exceptional performance in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

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The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, like its namesake, knows that virtue and talent come from all walks of life. Indeed it is this knowledge that drives the Foundation to search the world over for its recipients.

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