Archive for the ‘Graduate Student 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 Madelane Teran, PhD

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Congratulations to Madelane Teran in Dr. Matthew Nugent’s laboratory for successfully defending her PhD thesis: “Modulation of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor Affinity by Neuropilin-1 and Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans”.

Congratulations to Samantha Hiemer, PhD

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Congratulations to Samantha Hiemer in Dr. Bob Varelas’ laboratory for successfully defending her PhD thesis: “Defining Mechanisms Directing YAP/TAZ-Mediated Tumorigenesis”.

Welcome new students

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The Department would like to welcome PhD students Jessica Jones who will be joining the Farmer laboratory and Julia Berthet who will be joining the Varelas lab.

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.

Kshitij Khatri presents at Gordon Research Conference in Italy

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Congratulations to Kshitij Khatri (KK) in the Zaia lab for recently presenting at the Glycobiology Gordon Research Conference and Seminar titled “Glycans as Mediators of Interactions Between Molecules, Cells and Organisms”. The glycobiology GRC is a unique setting that brings together experts from all fields relevant to carbohydrates in biological systems including synthetic chemistry, structural and systems biology, glycoanalytics and glycoinformatics. KK gave a talk on his research entitled: “Glycoproteomics of Influenza A Virus Hemagglutinin: Correlating Glycan Macro- and Micro-Heterogeneity with Virus Evolution and Interactions with the Host Immune System” and also served as a discussion leader for session, “Chemical and Molecular Analysis of Glycosylation in Health and Disease”.