- Harold E. Varmus Graduate Student Fellowship (2016-2018)
- Geoffrey Beene Graduate Student Fellowship (2017-2018)
- Doctoral Scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (2018-2020)
- Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship (2019-2020)
Stella received an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Bonn, Germany, and a Master’s degree in Molecular Biosciences from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. Her Master thesis in the lab of Michael Milsom focused on the limited regeneration of hematopoietic stem cells following inflammatory challenge. As a PhD student in Scott’s lab, her research focuses on modeling and characterizing ovarian cancer genetics in order to find better treatment options for this dismal disease. Outside of lab, Stella likes to explore the city while running and biking and discover new places and cultures while traveling.