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!

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: