Another successful CMB symposium brought together students and faculty from all over campus to discuss their amazing work after listening to a fantastic talk by Dr. Junying Yuan, an Elizabeth D. Hay Professor of Cell Biology from Harvard Medical School.
CMB would like to congratulate and acknowledge the following students on the passing and completion of their prelim exams. Completing the prelim and advancing to candidacy is a major step in the CMB program.
Ginette Balbin-Cuesta, Elizabeth Gensterblum-Miller, Mara Harwood, Rosie Henn, Marshall Howington, Michael McMillan, Ariel McShane, Anna Michmerhuizen, Candilianne Serrano Zayas, Andrew Valesano, Maria Virgilio, and Alexander Vizurraga.
Congratulations to Marshall Howington for being awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Award. This Fellowship provides financial support for three years, over a five-year fellowship period or once you graduate (whichever is first). Congratulations Marshall on this significant national accomplishment!
Anna Michmerhuizen - Mentor: Corey Speers
Ariel McShane - Mentor: Mats Ljungman
Alex Vizurraga - Mentor: Gregory Tall
Maria Virgilio - Mentor: Kathy Collins
Marshall Howington - Mentor: Scott Leiser
Candilianne Zayas - Mentor: Manoj Puthenveedu
Mara Harwood - Mentor: Billy Tsai
Elizabeth Gensterblum-Miller - Mentor: Chad Brenner
Michael McMillian - Mentor: Sami Barmada
Ginette Balbin-Cuesta (MSTP/G1) - Mentor: Michael Holinstat
Rosie Henn (MSTP/G1) - Mentor: Eva Feldman
Andrew Valesano (MSTP/G1) - Mentor: Adam Lauring
Another successful CMB symposium (the 37th!) brought together students and faculty from all over campus to discuss their amazing work, listen to a fantastic talk by Dr. Dominique Bergmann, and commemorate Myron and Barbara Levine. Some pictures from the day.
Congratulations to Anabel Flores on being selected to receive one of the 2017 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards. At the conference, the judges recognized Anabel's work, titled " Mouse Model of the Human Obesity-Associated SH2B1 P322S Mutation," as a standout among the student presentations. Her communication skills and command of the research topic were exemplary!
Congratulations to Lindsay Moritz, who was also selected to receive a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
Congratulations to Shahana Chumki on being awarded the 2017 NSF Graduate Fellowship! The selection for this prestigious fellowship is based on demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise.
Congratulations to Sara Wong (Mentor: Lois Weisman) on being awarded the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship!
The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. This award supports students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.
We would like to congratulate Macy on being awarded the NRSA/National Research Service Award from the NIH-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Macy is a graduate student in Bing Ye’s lab, and her Project Title is: Mechanisms That Determine the Basic Morphological Types of Neurons.