Current PhD candidate Zachary Von Ruff, PhD, received the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) Innovative Methods Fellowship (IMF) Award. This unique fellowship provides funding for trainees to travel to another laboratory for a mini-sabbatical (of up to 2 weeks) to learn new and innovative scientific methods or techniques not yet available on our campus. The intent of this fellowship is to broaden and advance the capabilities and knowledge base of trainees and others at UTMB to make them more marketable for both external funding and job prospects. The IMF will utilize the “see one/do one/teach one” method where the trainee is required to come back to their home lab and teach and mentor others to learn the new technique(s) gained through this experience. Congrats to Zachary from your mentors & colleagues at SCOA!