Archive for the ‘Graduate Student News’ Category

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”.

Congratulations to Martin Minns, PhD

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Congratulations to Martin Minns in Dr. Trinkaus-Randall’s laboratory for successfully defending his PhD thesis: “The Role of the P2X7 Receptor in Injury-Induced Calcium Dynamics and Cell Migration in the Corneal Epithelium”.

Congratulations to Chendi Li, PhD

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Congratulations to Chendi Li in Dr. Stephen Farmer’s laboratory for successfully defending her PhD thesis: Myocardin-Related Transcription Factor A Regulates Conversion of Progenitors to Beige Adipocytes

Congratulations to Hejiao Bian, PhD

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Congratulations to Hejiao Bian in Dr. Stephen Farmer’s laboratory for successfully defending her PhD thesis: The Role of Cytoskeletal Signaling in Controlling the Commitment of Progenitors to Adipose versus Osteoblastic Lineage”

Congratulations to Yuhuan Ji, PhD

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Congratulations to Yuhuan Ji in Dr. Cheng Lin’s laboratory for successfully defending her PhD Thesis
“Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Protein/Peptide S-Palmitoylation”

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.

Erin Bove-Fenderson receives F31 grant

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Congratulations to Erin Bove-Fenderson in the Harris lab who was recently awarded an Individual NRSA (F31) grant from the NIH for her project “THE PRION PROTEIN AS A PROBE FOR IDENTIFYING NEUROTOXIC PROTEIN OLIGOMERS”.

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”