March 9, 2017: Rowan Beck wins award for Society of Toxicology meeting

Beck_RowanCongratulations to Rowan Beck (Praveen Sethupathy and Mirek Styblo labs), who was awarded 1st prize for the Metals Specialty Section Graduate Student Awards for the annual Society of Toxicology meeting. Rowan’s poster was on her research into microRNAs as potential mediators of the effects of arsenicals on pancreatic beta cell function.

 

 

August 15, 2016: Tamara Roman wins Cotterman Award for her Publication

Roman_TamaraCongratulations to Tamara Roman (Karen Mohlke lab), whose was selected as a winner of the Cotterman Award.  This award is given annually by the American Society of Human Genetics, which selects two articles published in the American Journal of Human Genetics in the previous year that best represent outstanding scientific contributions to the field of human genetics.  Tamara was honored for her paper titled “Multiple hepatic regulatory variants at the GALNT2 GWAS locus associated with high density lipoprotein cholesterol.” (American Journal of Human Genetics 97: 801-815).

August 15, 2016: Maren Cannon selected as finalist for the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research

Cannon_MarenCongratulations to Maren Cannon (Karen Mohlke lab), who was selected as a finalist for the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research. The American Society of Human Genetics honors excellence in trainee research through awards that recognize highly competitive abstracts submitted and presented at the ASHG annual meeting. Maren was honored for her abstract titled, “Cardiometabolic variants in adipose tissue ATAC-seq peaks at GWAS loci with coincident adipose tissue eQTLs.”

December 2, 2015: Tiki Hayes wins Graduate Fellow Award

Hayes_TikiCongratulations to Tiki Hayes (Channing Der lab), who won the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Graduate Fellow Award in Basic Sciences.

 

December 2, 2015: Kate Coleman wins Graduate Fellow Award

Congratulations to Kate Coleman (Jean Cook lab), who won the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Graduate Fellow Award in Basic Sciences.

 

February 2, 2015: John Runge receives McClendon-Thomas Award

Runge_JohnCongratulations to John Runge (Terry Magnuson lab), winner of the Bullit History of Medicine Club’s McClendon-Thomas Award. This award recognized scholarly excellence in the history of health sciences. John’s essay “Character Trials: Managing Epidemic Disease in the 19th Century American South” describes efforts to stop Yellow Fever from spreading across the South during Reconstruction, drawing parallels to the HIV/AIDS and Ebola outbreaks. John and his historical research were featured in the Vital Signs newsletter.

November 27, 2014: Christian Parobek awarded off-campus dissertation fellowship

Christian ParobekChristian Parobek (Jon Juliano lab) was awarded an Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship by The Graduate School. Christian will work in Cambodia during Spring 2015 collecting mRNA from the malaria vector P. vivax for his dissertation research.

August 26, 2014: Jennifer Kulzer wins Cotterman Award for her Publication

Jen Kulzer 2014Congratulations to Jennifer Kulzer (Karen Mohlke lab), whose was selected as a winner of the Cotterman Award.  This award is given annually by the American Society of Human Genetics, which selects two articles published in the American Journal of Human Genetics in the previous year that best represent outstanding scientific contributions to the field of human genetics.  Jennifer was honored for her paper titled “A common functional regulatory variant at a type 2 diabetes locus upregulates ARAP1 expression in the pancreatic beta cell” (Amer J Human Genetics 94: 186-97.

April 25, 2014: Noelle Romero receives Royster Society Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Romero_NoelleCongratulations to Noelle Romero (labs of Steve Matson and Jeff Sekelsky), who was awarded a Royster Society of Fellows Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the UNC Graduate School for 2014-2015.

April 25, 2014: Lauren Wasson receives Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Wasson_LaurenCongratulations to Lauren Wasson (Frank Conlon lab), who was awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the UNC Graduate School for 2014-2015.

February 3, 2014: Kathryn Kohl runner up for Larry Sandler Award

Congratulations to Kathryn Kohl (PhD 2013, Jeff Sekelsky lab) who was named runner up for the Larry Sandler Award. This award is given annually by the Genetics Society of America for the most outstanding dissertation in any area of Drosophila research.  This year there were 23 nominations from around the world.

October 3, 2013: Marta Charpentier and Laura Tollini win Kenan-Hobgood Award

Marta Charpentier (Frank Conlon lab) and Laura Tollini (Yanping Zhang lab) were awarded the 2013 Sarah Graham Kenan-Edwards Hobgood Award.  This honor is awarded each year to one or two outstanding students in the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology.

May 15, 2013: Nick Gomez receives travel award from AACR

Nick_GomezCongratulations to Nick Gomez (lab of Ian Davis), recipient of a 2013 American Association of Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award for participation in the AACR Special Conference on Chromatin and Epigenetics in Cancer.

May 15, 2013: Marta Charpentier receives Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Marta SzmacinskiCongratulations to Marta Charpentier (Frank Conlon lab), who was awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the UNC Graduate School for 2013-2014.

February 11, 2013: Kathryn Kohl receives Harold Weintraub Award

Congratulations to Kathryn Kohl (Jeff Sekelsky lab) for winning the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. Recipients of this prestigious national award participate in a scientific symposium to be held this spring at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA.