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4th Biennial BMCB-GGD Symposium

The BMCB-GGD Symposium is completely graduate student driven and organized.  It includes talks, discussion sessions, and a happy hour poster session. Talks will take place in G10 of the Biotechnology Building and the Poster Session will take place at the Big Red Barn.  To reserve your spot in the discussion sessions, get a free lunch […]

Cora Demler

Cora Demler receives a 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Cora Demler (Class of 2017) received an NSF grant as the result of her grant-writing course submission. This will help cover the 3-5th years of her program.

Jackie Bubnell appointed to Diversity Committee of GSA Early Career Scientist Leadership Program

Jackie Bubnell (Class of 2013) has been appointed to the Diversity Committee of the Genetics Society of America’s Early Career Scientist Leadership Program.  For more information, see the GSA website.  Jackie was also spotlighted in the GSA’s Genes to Genomes blog.

Endia Blunt (Class of 2013) and Felicia New (Class of 2016)

Endia Blunt (Class of 2013) and Felicia New (Class of 2016) were honored in the inaugural pinning ceremony for Graduate School Deans Scholars. The mission of the Deans Scholar Program is to connect scholars from across graduate fields. “The Graduate School Deans Scholars are a distinguished group of graduate students who are making significant contributions to their fields through their […]

Fabiana Duarte (Class of 2010; Graduate May 2017) received the Wellnitz Award for her paper:

Fabiana Duarte (Class of 2010; Graduate May 2017) received the Wellnitz Award for her paper:Duarte FM, Fuda NJ, Mahat DB, Core LJ, Guertin MJ, Lis JT. (2016) Transcription factors GAF and HSF act at distinct regulatory steps to modulate stress-induced gene activation. Genes and Development 30(15):1731-46. Fabiana also received the Calvo TA Award in the Department […]

Nithya Kartha (Class of 2012) received the LPS Paper Award for her paper.

Nithya Kartha (Class of 2012) received the LPS Paper Award for her paper: Kartha N, Shen L, Maskin C, Wallace M, Schimenti JC. (2016) The Chromatin Remodeling Component Arid1a Is a Suppressor of Spontaneous Mammary Tumors in Mice. Genetics 203(4):1601-11.

Zijing Zhang (Class of 2012) received the Calvo TA Award in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics

Zijing Zhang (Class of 2012) received the Calvo TA Award in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics.  Zijing was the teaching assistant in Michael Goldberg’s course, Laboratory in Genetics & Genomics (BIOMG 6390) in Fall 2016. Zijing is a graduate student in Mariana Wolfner’s lab.

Melisa DeGroot (Class of 2015) was awarded an NSF predoctoral fellowship. This award will cover the 3rd-5th years of her program.

Melisa is a graduate student in the lab of Jun “Kelly” Liu. Her research project is “Characterization of a new modulator of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathway in C. elegantI.

Michelle Hulke (Class of 2015) was awarded an NSF predoctoral fellowship. This award will cover the 3rd-5th years of her program.

Michelle is a graduate student in the lab of Amnon Koren. Her research focuses on DNA replication timing in humans, specifically the location of the origins of replication. Her goal is to determine whether replication begins from discrete origin locations or across a dispersed region and how replication timing plays a role in genetic diseases.