I was a 1991 Grass fellow while in my last year of graduate study. Working among other Grass fellows, whose interests were so diverse, and close to many summer residents in Woods Hole, whose names I had seen in papers and textbooks, opened my eyes to neuroscience.
At the time i was starting a postdoc in Utah. I wanted to continue my studies on the heart of the horseshoe crab Limulus. So.... "My Grass fellowship allowed me to work on horseshoe crabs from Cape Cod, rather than trying to find them in the Great Salt Lake....."
The summer I spent as a Grass Fellow was one of the most important experiences of my career. Not only did I grow scientifically, but I met colleagues that I've continued to have contact with for 20 years!