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.
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!
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!