Kelsey Huntington has been selected as a 2020 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. Kelsey recently joined the Wafik El-Deiry lab to conduct her thesis work. Congratulations Kelsey!
Mae Staples has been awarded an F31 Fellowship from the NIH for her research proposal "Transcriptional regulation of C. albicans biofilms by formation of phase-separated condensates". This Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) is granted to 'promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientist, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research'. Mae is currently a 4th-year student in the Richard Bennett lab. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Hadley Witt who has received an F31 Fellowship Award for her dissertation research "The Role of Neutrophil Mechanosensing During Oropharyngeal Candidiasis". Hadley is a 5th-year graduate student and is conducting her research in the Reichner lab.
Jenna Wurster has been awarded a fellowship from The National Science Foundation for her proposal "The Kimchi Microbiome as a Model of Microbial Fermentative Competition". Jenna is completing her thesis work in the Belenky Lab. Congratulations Jenna!
Congratulations to Benjamin Korry who received a Graduate Research Fellowship Award for his work in the Belenky Lab! This award for "Examining the Dynamics of Antibiotic Resistance in Marine Microbiota" is funded by the National Science Foundation Fellowship Program which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees.
Third-year graduate student Swathi Penumutchu has received an NSF Fellowship Award for her proposal "Multi-omic analysis of Purified-Plant Fibers and Prophylactic Antibiotics On the Rumen Microbiome". The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Congratulations to Swathi and mentor Peter Belenky!
Congratulations to Layra Cintrón-Rivera on her selection as a 2019 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. Layra is conducting her thesis work in the lab of Jessica Plavicki.
Third-year student Garvin Dodard received a travel award to attend The Annual Meeting of The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) in Washington, DC. This Association brings together the world leaders in immunology to present their research in lectures and major symposia. AAI also invites investigators at every career stage to submit abstracts reporting their latest scientific findings in oral and poster sessions.