2024 HHMI Fellow: Janet Joseph

Congratulations to rising 3rd-year graduate student Janet Joseph on being awarded a 2024 HHMI Gilliam Fellowship!

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced 50 new Gilliam fellowships awarded to graduate students conducting outstanding research in their respective scientific fields and their advisers, who are committed to advancing equity and inclusion in science. For up to three years, each adviser-student pair will receive an annual award totaling $53,000.

2023 Oliver Cromwell Gorton Arnold Biological Pre-doctoral Fellow

Congratulations to George Tollefson who 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 DirectorsGeorge is a second-year graduate student and is conducting his thesis research in the Jeff Bailey lab.

Recently published: Samantha Borys

Kudos to Samantha Borys who recently published her research "The Yin and Yang of Targeting KLRG1+ Tregs and Effector Cells" in the April 2022 issue of Frontiers in Immunology.  Sam is a rising fourth-year student and is conducting her thesis research in the Brossay lab.

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!