Leah Witus awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship - Stoddart group Postdoctoral Fellow Leah Witus has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows. The purpose of the postdoctoral fellowship award is to provide support to promising postdoctoral applicants who have the potential to become productive and successful independent research investigators. Leah also received an International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) Postdoctoral Fellowship. The IIN Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity for creative young women and men to conduct independent research under the mentorship of world–class nanoscience and nanotechnology researchers at Northwestern. Leah's research in the Stoddart group is on biomolecule–mediated assemblies of palindromic rotaxanes to create artificial muscle materials.