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!

Sigma Xi Inductee: Amanda Ruiz

Congratulations to Amanda Ruiz, who was recently inducted into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society.  Chartered in 1900, the Sigma Xi at Brown Chapter provides the opportunity for Brown students to be part of a global, interdisciplinary society that promotes ethics and excellence in science and research.  Congratulations Amanda!



2020 Frederic Poole Gorham Award

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!

F31 Fellowship awarded to Mae Staples

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!

Hadley Witt Receives F31 Fellowship

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.