Jordan Doman (C'17) wins Hertz Fellowship

Jordan Doman (C’17), of Monroeville, PA, has been selected as one of only twelve recipients of the prestigious Hertz Fellowship by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. The 12 newest Hertz Fellows were chosen from more than 700 applicants interested in pursuing graduate work in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.

Doman, a senior from Monroeville, Pa., will earn both a bachelor’s in biochemistry and master’s in chemistry when she graduates this year. Her master’s thesis, under the direction of Ivan Dmochowski, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, focuses on the synthesis of biosensors to be used in conjunction with a new kind of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging for the ultrasensitive detection of proteins implicated in cancer and other diseases. Her current research is supported by the Vagelos Challenge Award, funded by Roy and Diana Vagelos. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry or chemical biology.

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is the only organization in the United States that supports PhD candidates for a full five years at one of the Foundation’s numerous partner institutions, which grants students total research freedom and ensures that each Fellow is able to pursue the most compelling, cutting-edge research. The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is the legacy of John Hertz, a Hungarian immigrant who made his fortune by capitalizing on the entrepreneurship prospects in the budding automotive industry. Today, the Hertz Fellow community is one of the most influential groups of leaders, innovators, engineers, mathematicians and scientists in the American corporate, university, national laboratory and military sectors.

More info about the scholarship can be found at https://www.curf.upenn.edu/content/hertz and at http://hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/fellowshipaward.aspx