APSA NE Physician Scientist Regional Meeting
This year, we will be hosting the Northeast Physician Scientist Student Symposium. This is a multi-institutional effort co-organized by BU, Tufts, Harvard/MIT, and UMass, to bring together students, trainees and faculty from the Northeast region medical schools to discuss career development and science as physician scientists. This event is a great opportunity to network and meet other MD/PhD’s in the area!
For more info, including registration and abstract submission links, head here.
We are very excited to welcome 6 new entering M1s to BUSM and to our program!
Sam Calderazzo (Boston University)
Kenny Kim (Wash U)
Minyi Lee (MIT)
Carly Merritt (Colorado College)
Linzheng Shi (Vanderbilt)
Benjamin Snyder (UC Berkeley)
Alissa Frame (M3) received an F31 from the NIDDK for her project entitled: Renal and Neural Mechanisms of Age-Related Hypertension. She also received an award for the best poster presentation at the American Heart Meeting on Hypertension.
Marc Vittoria (G4) was awarded an F30 from the NCI for his proposal entitled: Defining Novel Mechanisms of Genome Instability in BRAF-Mutant Melanoma
Leon Sun (G4) was recently awarded an F30 from NHLBI for his proposal to investigate rare forms of childhood interstitial lung disease using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells.
Sanghee Lim (M3) received Medical Student Grants Targeting Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research from the Melanoma Research Foundation. His dissertation from the Ganem Lab was recently published in Nature Communications (Paper)
Ryan Quinton (G4) recently received two awards: the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Foreign Study Award and the Jean McPhail Award
Stephanie Pavlovich’s M4 new Cell Paper detailing her dissertation work can be found here!
Anjali Jacob (Class of 2019) was recently inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. She was also awarded an NIH F31, the Jo Rae Wright Young Investigator of the Year, the best trainee oral presentation at the FASEB annual meeting, and published her dissertation work in Cell Stem Cell (Paper).
Nisma Mujahid (Class of 2019) was featured in a PBS Nova Article discussing sun protection, something that she investigated in her graduate studies. This article can be found here. She was also the recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Foreign Study Award and was induced into the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society
Shen Ning (G3) has been featured in a Journal of NeuroPhysiology Podcast discussing her work investigating how sleep-wake cycles affect tau accumulation. This podcast can be found here.
Omar Mohtar’s (M3) recent JCB publication has been highlighted as an editor’s choice in Science Signaling. Check it out here
Aditya Mithal (G3) was awarded a travel award and abstract trainee merit award for his poster at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research.
Kristy Abo (G3) won the award for best basic science poster at the annual Department of Medicine Evans Research Days.