F31 Fellowship Awarded to Kelsey Huntington

Congratulations to Kelsey Huntington who was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for her research proposal “Small-molecule Inhibition of Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 Sensitizes Colorectal Cancer Cells and Stimulates Immune Cells to Bolster Immune Cell-mediated Tumor Cytotoxicity”.  Kelsey is a 4th-year graduate student and is conducting her dissertation research in the Wafik El-Deiry lab.  

Ph.D. and First-Author Dr. Jenna Wurster

Fresh from her successful thesis defense, newly-minted Ph.D., Dr. Jenna Wurster, was recently published in the December 14, 2021 issue of  Cell Reports.  Congratulations Dr. Wurster!

Co-first Author Anders Ohman

Fifth-year graduate student Anders Ohman has a co-first author publication accepted!  Ahead of print, please find the full article entitled "Activation of autophagy during normothermic machine perfusion of discarded livers is associated with improved hepatocellular function" published here in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.  Anders' thesis research is conducted in the Jennifer Sanders' lab.  Congratulations!

Alex Jordon receives AAI Trainee Abstract Award

Having fun at the Virtual Immunology 2021 Conference.  Fourth-year grad student Alex Jordon was selected to give a talk at the American Association of Immunologists annual meeting and received a trainee abstract award. AAI members selected outstanding first-author abstracts for oral presentation in Block Symposia.  'This honor highlights exciting science'.  'A' is for Alex!

Amanda Ruiz awarded HHMI Fellowship

Congratulations to 4th-year grad student Amanda Ruiz on being awarded a 2021 HHMI Gilliam Fellowship!

2021 Frederic Poole Gorham Fellow

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!