• The Simons Foundation, Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems, "Evolutionary Dynamics of Gene Transfer Agents and Their Role in the Emergence of Cooperation" (PI: Olga Zhaxybayeva; Collaborator: Andrew Lang)

  • Dean of Faculty start-up funds, Dartmouth College


  • Walter and Constance Burke Research Initiation Award, Dartmouth College

  • The NSF Division of Environmental Biology, Evolutionary Processes Cluster, "Origin and Evolutionary History of Gene Transfer Agents in Marine Bacteria" (PI: Olga Zhaxybayeva)

  • NASA Astrobiology: Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology Program, "Epigenetics, DNA Uptake, and Phosphorus Cycling are Intertwined Processes in the Hypersaline Adapted Archaeal Class Halobacteria" (PI: R. Thane Papke; Co-PI: Olga Zhaxybayeva)

  • Neukom IQBS/CompX Faculty Grant to study evolution of Gene Transfer Agents (PI: Olga Zhaxybayeva; Collaborator: Andrew Lang)

  • Douglas C. Floren Fellowship, Dartmouth College

  • DOE JGI Community Sequence Program Award, "Genomic determinants of the adaptation of an oil-dwelling bacterium Kosmotoga olearia to a wide range of growth temperature" (PI: Olga Zhaxybayeva; co-PI: Camilla L. Nesbo)

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Microbiome Initiative for the project on "Modeling and mapping microbial diversity and function with marker genes, genomes and metagenomes" (PIs: Drs. Ford Doolittle, Robert Beiko, Joe Bielawski and Marc Ereshefsky; Co-Applicant: Olga Zhaxybayeva).

  • DOE JGI Community Sequence Program Award for the "Sequencing the genome of Thermotogales strain mesAg.4.1 - a member of the putative mesotoga lineage" (PIs: Camilla L. Nesbo, Olga Zhaxybayeva, Eric Bapteste, Julia Foght, Kenneth M. Noll and W. Ford Doolittle)