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Auburn University School of Kinesiology incoming doctoral student Mason McIntosh was selected for the prestigious National Institutes of Health Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement, or NIH G-RISE, Fellowship at Auburn University.

The AU G-RISE Fellowship for 2021-2022 will provide a $25,833 stipend, per academic year, from the AU G-RISE grant from NIH. McIntosh will also be a recipient of the Auburn University Presidential Graduate Fellowship in the amount of $15,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

At Auburn, McIntosh will study nutritional and training interventions to increase muscular hypertrophy. He will work with Associate Professor Michael Roberts and Assistant Professor Austin Robinson, both of whom nominated him for the fellowship.

“I am looking forward to learning techniques such as western blot, qPCR and viewing muscle histology from Roberts and Robinson to use as methods for research,” McIntosh said.

He said he hopes joining the School of Kinesiology will allow him opportunities to present his research findings at national conferences, add first author publications to his resume and later join a post-doctoral program.

“Receiving this scholarship means that I will have a strong support system and access to many mentors and guides who will assist me through this program,” McIntosh said. “G-RISE will also provide me with necessary resources that will help me accomplish some of my career goals.”

Mason McIntosh

Mason McIntosh