Benjamin Rudshteyn, a postdoctoral research scientist in Richard Friesner’s group at Columbia University, has been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (NIH NRSA F32) from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) to support his research into the use of auxiliary field quantum Monte Carlo for biologically relevant systems.
Ben is from Brooklyn, New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 2013. He received his MS and PhD in computational chemistry from Yale University in 2016 and 2018 respectively.
The purpose of the Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellowship is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctoral candidates who have the potential to become productive, independent investigators in scientific health-related research fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers. More information about the program is available at https://researchtraining.nih.gov/programs/fellowships/f32.