First Author Iliana Escobar!

Congratulations to 4th-year grad student Iliana Escobar on her recent first-author publication! "New Antimicrobial Bioactivity against Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Positive Bacteria of Kinase Inhibitor IMD0354" was published in the October 2020 journal Antibiotics.  Iliana's thesis research is conducted in the Mylonakis lab at Rhode Island Hospital.  


Co-first Author Mae Staples

Mae Staples, 5th-year Ph.D. candidate in the Richard Bennett lab, had her co-first author paper featured on the cover of the November issue of Nature Microbiology. Great work Mae! 

Featured in Nature!

Second-year grad student Kelsey Huntington was recently featured in Nature, sharing her change in research efforts during COVID-19.  The article "How to Shift into COVID-19 Research" highlights how scientists responded to the pandemic, including Kelsey who quickly incorporated her own thesis research into various COVID-19 experiments.  Congratulations on these findings and the resulting publication!  The full article is available here:

2020 Oliver Cromwell Gorton Arnold Fellowship Award

David Karambizi has been selected as an Oliver Cromwell Gorton Arnold Biological Pre-doctoral Fellow.   Established in 1913 at the bequest of Oliver Henry Arnold, Class of 1865, in memory of his father for postgraduate work in the Biology Department.   The designation of a meritorious student is made by the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with Graduate Program Directors.  Congratulations David!

Highlight on Ph.D. Research: Amanda Ruiz

Third-year graduate student Amanda Ruiz has been recognized in Forbes' online magazine for her work in identifying novel vaccine candidates for schistosomiasis.  A recent Editors' Pick highlights the research she is currently conducting in the Jake Kurtis lab.  Way to go Amanda!

Sigma Xi Inductee: Amanda Ruiz

Congratulations to Amanda Ruiz, who was recently inducted into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society.  Chartered in 1900, the Sigma Xi at Brown Chapter provides the opportunity for Brown students to be part of a global, interdisciplinary society that promotes ethics and excellence in science and research.  Congratulations Amanda!