Donald Long

Donald Long awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

Donald Long (Class of 2019) has been awarded a Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).  This program seeks to increase a more diverse community of scientific researchers and is awarded to people who will become leaders in science and will actively support that goal.  Don is mentored by Praveen Sethupathy in the […]

Alaa Farghli receives the 2023 Excellence in Leadership Award

Alaa Farghli received the 2023 Excellence in Leadership Award at the 2023 Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Awards and Recognition Celebration. This award honors Alaa’s demonstrated consistent and sustained ability to improve the graduate and professional student experience through leadership activities.

Jessica Maya awarded American Association of Immunologists 2023 Travel Grant

Jessica Maya (Class of 2017) was awarded a 2023 Immunology Travel Grant from the American Association of Immunologists.  Jessica is mentored by Maureen Hanson.

Jaclyn Bubnell awarded 2023 Wellnitz Prize for a Paper by a GGD Student

Jaclyn Bubnell awarded 2023 Wellnitz Prize for a Paper by a GGD Student.  Her paper “Functional Divergence of the bag-of-marbles Gene in the Drosophila melanogaster Species Group” was published in teh June 17, 2022 edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution.  Jaclyn graduated in December 2020 and currently is a postdoc in the Department of Molecular […]

John Frank awarded 2023 2023 LPS GGD Best Paper Award

John Frank’s first author research paper entitled “Evolution and Antiviral Activity of a Human Protein of Retroviral Origin” was recognized LPS Best Paper of the Year by a graduate student in the field of Genetics, Genomics & Development (GGD). John’s paper was published in the October 27, 2022 issue of Science.  John is mentored by […]

Miwa Wenzel receives 2023 CALS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

Miwa Wenzel (Class of 2016) was awarded the CALS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award for her role in TAing BIOMG 2801: Laboratory in Genetics and Genomics.

CVic Innocent

Cvic Innocent (GGD Alum) named as a 2022 Woman in Optics

Cvic Innocent, an alumni of the Field of GGD, was named as a 2022 Woman in Optics by the International Society for Optics & Photonics.  Read her profile here.

Life Sciences Diversity Recruitment Weekend: June 11-12

Graduate students from Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology (BMCB), Genetics, Genomics and Development (GGD), Biophysics, and the department of Microbiology and Biomedical and Biological Sciences (BBS) are organizing Life Sciences Diversity Recruitment Weekend – a virtual information session geared towards helping historically underrepresented minority students navigate the graduate school application process. This event will take […]

Julius Judd Publishes Research in Genes & Development

Julius Judd (Class of 2017) published a paper entitled “Pioneer-like factor GAF cooperates with PBAP (SWI/SNF) and NURF (ISWI) to regulate transcription“ in the journal Genes & Development.  His article was featured in an article in the Cornell Chronicle.  Julius is a graduate student in the lab of John Lis.

GGD Class of 2019 at the MBG Picnic

MBG Graduate Students Advance Diversity & Inclusion

Graduate students in the MBG graduate programs established the MBG Diversity Council. The mission of this group is to promote, enhance and expand the diversity of the MBG community. They initiate and support programing that promotes inclusivity in the Department. All students, postdocs, staff and faculty in MBG and associated Fields are welcome to join; […]