Awards to GMB Students
May 5, 2017: Talia Hatkevich inducted into Frank Porter Graham Honor Society
Talia Hatkevich (Jeff Sekelsky lab) was inducted into the Frank Porter Graham Graduate and Professional Student Honor Society. This award recognizes “outstanding service provided to the University and community by graduate and professional students.” Professors Jeff Sekelsky and Greg Copenhaver were also inducted for “outstanding contributions to the development of graduate and professional education at the University.”
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April 5, 2017: Mira Pronobis First Runner Up for Larry Sandler Award
Congratulations to Mira Pronobis (PhD 2016, Mark Peifer 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 internationally.
March 9, 2017: Rowan Beck wins award for Society of Toxicology meeting
Congratulations 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
Congratulations 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
Congratulations 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
December 2, 2015: Kate Coleman wins Graduate Fellow Award
February 2, 2015: John Runge receives McClendon-Thomas Award
Congratulations 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 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
Congratulations 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
April 25, 2014: Lauren Wasson receives Dissertation Completion Fellowship
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
Congratulations 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
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.