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!