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.
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Congratulations to Yanyan Lu in the Costello Laboratory for successfully defending her PhD Thesis: “Mass Spectrometry Studies of Immunoglobulins”
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″.
Congratulations to Yu Huang in the Zaia lab for successfully defending his PhD Thesis: “Extracellular Remodeling Enzyme Processed Heparan Sulfate Oligosaccharides: Method Development and Characterization using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry”
Congratulations to Kathleen Tumelty in the Layne laboratory who successfully defended her PhD Thesis: “Mechanisms of Aortic Carboxypeptidase-like Protein Regulation of the Fibroblast to Myofibroblast Transition“.
Congratulations to Albert Lee in Dr. Vickery Trinkaus-Randall’s laboratory who successfully defended his PhD thesis: “Hypoxia Impairs Wounds Healing by Inducing Changes in Calcium Mobilization and Adhesion Proteins”.
Dr. Trinkaus-Randall has received the Graduate Medical Sciences Faculty Recognition Award that was given at the Eighth Annual John McCahan Medical Campus Education Day.
The Biochemistry Department went on a 2 day retreat on October 18th and 19th at the Wachusett Village Inn. Please see photos
Congratulations also go out to the winners in the Best Poster competition. All retreat attendees voted for their favorite posters in three category. Ballots were tallied then burned in the fire pit before any ballots with hanging chads could be contested.
- Erin Smith won in the postdoc poster category
- Madelane Teran won in the Postqual student poster category
- Ankur Prasad & Mike Jager (not shown) shared the prize in the prequal student/research technician category
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Symes who was co-awarded with Dr. Shoumita Dasgupta the Graduate Medical Sciences Faculty Recognition Award for her efforts creating the new FiBS I curriculum.