Archive for the ‘Departmental News’ Category

Congratulations Graduates

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Department of Biochemistry would like to congratulate Samantha Hiemer, Larry Pessolano, and Madelane Teran who received their PhD in Biochemistry in January and Lynes Torres who will receive her diploma at graduation in May. For additional information on commencement please check here: Graduation.

Welcome New Students

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The Department of Biochemistry would like to welcome 3 PhD graduate students who are joining us from the PIBS program. Joey Orofino has joined the Perissi lab, Nathan Kingston has joined the Varelas lab, and Debbie Chang has joined the Zaia lab.

Congratulations Biochemistry Russek Winners

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The Henry I Russek Award Nominating Committee and the Executive Committee certainly had a tough time choosing this year’s winners as the competition was keen.  We want to start by thanking the nominating committee for their efforts; Dr. Costello, Dr. Farmer, Dr. Kandror, Dr. Pilch and Dr. Schreiber.  Importantly, we want to thank all of applicants for their contributions and we look forward to seeing their work displayed on Russek Day.  
 
Now for the Department of Biochemistry’s winners of the Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2016; the third prize was awarded to Carly Cederquist, who is a student in Dr. Perissi’s lab; the second prize was awarded to Kshitij Khatri, who is a student in Dr. Zaia’s lab; the first prize was awarded to Aleks Szymaniak, who is a student in Dr. Varelas’s lab .  Our congratulations go out to all of the winners as well as their advisors!  
 
So, we’ll see you all on Friday, May 6th in Hiebert Lounge for Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2016.  For those of you who have never attended, this is a day devoted to our graduate students, with presentations from students throughout the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.  For those of you who have attended before, you know what’s in store, and for the newcomers, I assure you that you won’t be disappointed as Dr. Russek and the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences always plan a great day.  Thanks to the generous contributions of Dr. Russek and her family, the event promises to be a memorable one with the keynote address to be delivered by Dr. James Bradner, President of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.

Russek Student Achievement Day 2016

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The Biochemistry Russek Student Achievement Day submission submission is now closed. For more info on Russek Day

Franzblau Travel Award 2016

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

The 2016 Franzblau Award application submission has closed. Winners to be announced soon.

Congratulations to Cheng Fang in the Harris Lab

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Cheng Fang in the Harris laboratory for winning first prize at the “Prion 2015″ meeting in Colorado for her poster presentation “PrPSc-containing brain samples induce PrPC-dependent retraction of dendritic spines in primary neurons”.

Congratulations Biochemistry Russek Award Winners

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Congratulations to the The Department of Biochemistry’s winners of the Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2015.

The first prize goes to Samantha (Sami) Hiemer, who is a student in Dr. Varelas’s lab, the second prize was awarded to Madelane Teran, who is a student in Dr. Nugent’s lab and an honorable mention goes to Chendi Li.  Our congratulations go out to the winners as well as their advisors!

See you all on  Friday, May 1st in Hiebert Lounge for Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2015.

Congratulations to Larry Pessolano

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Congratulations to Larry Pessolano in the Schreiber lab for his abstract presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 (Nov. 15-19, Chicago, IL). Larry was invited to present this abstract entitled “Serum Amyloid A and Toll-Like Receptor 2 Activation Promote Dedifferentiation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells” to honor his selection as one of the top scoring abstracts at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2014 Scientific Sessions last May.

Congratulations to Yanyan Lu!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Congratulations to Yanyan Lu in the Costello Laboratory for successfully defending her PhD Thesis: “Mass Spectrometry Studies of Immunoglobulins”

Congratulations to Teresa Colvin

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Congratulations to Teresa Colvin in the Sherman lab who successfully defended her PhD Thesis: “The Heat Shock Protein Hsp70 Affects Cancer Signaling Via its Interaction with Co-chaperone Bag3″.