Will Fletcher

  • Program Years: 2013-2017
  • Academic Institution: Stanford University
  • Field of Study: Biophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Vijay Pande
  • Practicum(s):
  • Degree(s):
    M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 2018
    M.Phil. Physics, University of Cambridge, 2013; B.A. Chemistry, and B.A. Mathematics, Pomona College, 2012

Current Status

  • Research Area: Biophysics
  • Publications

    T Lane, W Fletcher, M Gormally, M Johal. “Dual-Beam Polarization Resolves Mechanistic Aspects of Polyelectrolyte Adsorption.” Langmuir. 2008. 24 (19): 10633-10636.

    T Zwang, W Fletcher, T Lane, M Johal. “Quantification of the Layer of Hydration of a Supported Lipid Bilayer.” Langmuir. 2010. 26 (7): 4598-4601.

    E Flapan, W Fletcher. “Intrinsic chirality of multipartite graphs.” Journal of Mathematical Chemistry. 2013. 51: 1853.

    E Flapan, W Fletcher, R Nikkuni. “Reduced Wu and generalized Simon invariants for spatial graphs.” Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 2014. 156: 521.


    Churchill Scholarship, 2012
    QuestBridge College Match Scholarship, 2007
    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2009
    3rd Place National Winner, 1st Place State Winner, Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship, 2007
    Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship, Polymer Modifiers & Additives Division, 2010
    Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, 2007

    The Rena Gurley Archibald High Scholarship Prize, Pomona College, 2012
    The John Stauffer Prize for Academic Merit in the Sciences, Pomona College, 2012
    The Frank Parkhurst Brackett Jr. and Davida Wark Brackett Prize in Chemistry ($1500), Pomona College, 2012
    The Hugh Hamilton Mathematics Prize ($1000), Pomona College, 2012
    The Phi Beta Kappa Prize ($2500), Pomona College, 2012
    Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, 2011
    Marshall Scholarship Finalist, 2011
    Phi Beta Kappa, Pomona College, 2011
    Pomona College Scholar, 2007-2011
    Student Research Achievement Award Finalist, Biophysical Society 55th Annual Meeting, 2011
    CRC Chemistry Award, Pomona College, 2008
    Tileston Physics Prize, Pomona College, 2008
    F.S. Jennings Award (1st place in annual critical writing contest), Pomona College, 2008
    Certificate of Distinction, Independent University of Moscow Math in Moscow Program, 2009, 2010
    Bixby Mathematics Prize for Sophomores, Pomona College, 2009
    Jaeger Mathematics Prize for Freshmen, Pomona College, 2008
    1st Place, Claremont McKenna College Undergraduate Mathematics Contest, 2008
    1st Place, Lennes Exam (annual math contest for undergraduates at the University of Montana), 2007

    Summer Research Awards
    Dale N. Roberston Summer Research Award, Pomona College, 2011
    Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Charitable Trust Scholar, Weill Cornell Medical College Gateways to the Laboratory Program, 2010
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Summer Research Grant, Pomona College, 2009