Congratulations to the Russek Student Achievement Day winners. From the Department of Biochemistry: Shannon Carroll won first prize and Kathleen Tumelty won second prize. Terri Colvin won first prize from Molecular Medicine and Tracey Tucker in Pharmacology won honorable mention.
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Brian Honeyman, and MD-PhD student in the Pilch lab was named ”Graduate Student Employee of the Year”. It was for his amazing work over the years as a tutor for medical school students as well as for running part of the Biochemistry review for the USMLE Step 1 licensing examination for second year medical students. Additional details on the award are here (Honeyman).
We want to take the opportunity to congratulate the winners of the Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2012 for the Department of Biochemistry. An honorable mention will be awarded to Erika Ebbel-Angle who is a student in Dr. Costello’s lab, the second prize award will go to Ed Randles who is a student in Dr. Bergethon’s lab and the first prize will be awarded to Johann Bergholz who is a student in Dr. Xiao’s lab . Our congratulations go out to all the winners as well as their advisors!
Johann Bergholz, in Dr. Zhi-Xiong (Jim) Xiao’s laboratory successfully defended his PhD thesis: “Role of p63 in cell migration and cancer metastasis”
Amanuel Yohannes Kehasse, in Dr. Trinkaus-Randall and Dr. Costello’s laboratories successfully defended his PhD thesis: “Mass Spectrometry Based Characterization of Differential Phosphorylation of Common Signaling Proteins by Epidermal Growth Factor and nucelotides”
Congratulations to Dr. Le Meng in Dr. Michael Sherman’s laboratory who successfully defended his PhD thesis: “Heat Shock protein plays a critical role in human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-induced cellular transformation and tumorigenesis”.
Dr. Larry Luchsinger in Dr. Barbara Smith’s laboratory successfully defended his PhD thesis: “Characterization of Transcriptional Co-Regulators Controlling Collagen Gene Expression”.
The Department wishes Larry well as he embarks to NYC for a postdoctoral position.
Congratulations to Michael Breen who successfully defended his PhD thesis “Cavin-2 is a cholesterol sensor linking caveolae to the adipocyte cytoskeleton”
Congratulations to Jennifer Fitch who successfully defended her PhD thesis “The interaction between marrow stromal mesenchymal and endothelial cells in post-natal bone repair”
Congratulations to Ju-Youn Kim who is the Winner and recipient of the Myrna and Carl Franzblau Student Travel Award! Ju-Youn is a student in Dr. Kandror’s laboratory and she will be using the award to present her work at the American Diabetes Association meeting in June.