MBG Graduate Students Receive Outstanding TA Awards

2021 Outstanding TA Awardees
Our students move science forward not only through their own research in their labs but also by helping increase knowledge about science and scientific research in Cornell classrooms!

Sara Downs (BMCB Class of 2018) received an Outstanding Teaching Award for her work in BIOMG1350: Cell & Developmental Biology.

Dashiell Massey (GGD Class of 2016) received a CALS Outstanding Teaching Assistant award for his role in BIOMG 2801: Laboratory in Genetics & Genomics.

Aakarsha Pandey (BMCB Class of 2017) was selected as an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Office of Undergraduate Biology – BIOG 1445: Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology.

Derek Wei (BMCB Class of 2019) was awarded a CALS Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for his support in BIOMG 3340: Computer Graphics & Molecular Biology.

Congratulations to you all!

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 place virtually June 11-12.

If interested, please fill out a short application before May 15. For more information about the weekend and application process, go to the event website or follow them on FacebookInstagram, and/or Twitter!

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.