John Zepecki has been selected as a 2021 Frederic Poole Gorham Pre-doctoral Fellow. This designation of a meritorious student is made by the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in consultation with Graduate Program Directors, in memory of Professor Gorham. John is conducting his thesis work in the lab of Nikos Tapinos. Congratulations John!
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.
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: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03298-x.