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Congratulations to Russek Student Achievement Winners 2022!


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The 28th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day was hosted by GMS last Friday in which Megan Snyder (first-prize recipient)  and Jiaji George Chen (second-prize recipient) were recognized for their achievement. Megan gave a talk concerning "Malignant cell expression of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor induces PD-L1 and immunosuppression in models of oral and lung cancer" (Genetics and Genomics, Advisor: D. Sherr). George presented during the poster session on "3D Spatial Omic Profiling to Unravel TNBC." Congratulations to our student award winners: Megan and George!

GPGG Candlepin Bowling Outing

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GPGG went to Candlepin Bowling this past Sunday as a end-of-the-year outing! Candlepin bowling is a variation of bowling that is played with a handheld-sized ball and tall, narrow pins that resemble candles, hence the name. Candlepin bowling was invented in the 1880s in a local bowling center and billiards parlor in nearby Worcester so it is a Boston classic. We had a blast and everyone agreed that candlepin bowling is much harder than traditional bowling! 

GPGG Trivia Night

Students met up February 17th for a post Valentine's Day trivia showdown. Megan, our master of all things trivia hosted. The rivalry between students continues as Taylor and Riley tied for first with Rachel coming in second! Tune in next time to see who is the ultimate trivia winner! 

GPGG Takes to the Seas!

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On Saturday December 11th, our students headed to the New England Aquarium to check out all their sea creatures. Favorites included the penguins, bioluminescent comb jellies, rock lobsters, tree frogs, and a giant sea turtle named Myrtle! We headed to the North End after for a "light" lunch of tasty pasta! It was a great way to wrap up our busy fall semester.

GPGG Fall Trivia Night

Our students met up on October 18th for a fall-themed trivia led by our very own trivia master, Megan. Program leadership came out on top as the winners with Riley (our student worker) coming in in first place, Kimberlin (our program admin) in second place, and Dr. Dasgupta (our program director) in third place! Fun was had by all accompanied with bubble tea, mediterranean wraps, and lots of Halloween candy.

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Congratulations to our 2020 graduates!

On the first weekend of October, our 2020 grads finally got to have their in-person graduation ceremony. We are very proud of all the hard work you did at BU and cannot wait to see where the future takes you.

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Student Kayaking Trip

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On Friday September 10th, GPGG students took to exploring the Charles River by kayak. We had perfect weather and even better company!

GPGG Cooking Class with BMC’s Teaching Kitchen

On June 1st, GPGG meet virtually with Olivia Weinstein, the culinary director of Boston Medical Center's Teaching Kitchen, to learn how to make chorizo soy tacos! Olivia's mission is to provide patients with medically and culturally appropriate food from their Preventive Food Pantry, fresh produce from BMC's Roof Top Farm, and culinary skills and nutrition education from the Teaching Kitchen. No pictures were taken because everyone was too busy enjoying our delicious (and healthy) tacos!

Congratulations, Russek Student Achievement Winners 2021

Please join us in congratulating GPGG winners Taylor Matte (1st place), Gian Sepulveda (2nd place), and Megan Snyder (3rd place)! These awards celebrate students who have created impactful thesis research within their chosen topic.

Taylor Matte gave an in-depth talk to the GMS community on Friday May 7th on MODELING THE TRANSCRIPTOMIC AND EPIGENETIC LANDSCAPE OF LUNG SPECIFICATION (Genetics and Genomics, Advisor: F. Hawkins):

 

Gian Sepulveda hosted a poster session on Thursday May 6th on C-MYC ACTIVATION BY A DOT1LSTIMULATED PROTEOLYTIC CLEAVAGE:

 

 

Megan Snyder hosted a poster session on Thursday May 6th on THE ARYL HYDROCARBON RECEPTOR LEADS TO IMMUNE SUPPRESSION AND TUMOR FORMATION IN BOTH ORAL AND
LUNG CANCERS:

 

Congratulations on all your hard work and dedication!

Congratulations, Taylor!

Please join us in congratulating Taylor Matte on passing his Doctoral Qualifying Exam on January 27th. The exam is to evaluate the student's ability to apply and synthesize the skills and knowledge acquired during graduate study. It is an important benchmark in a PhD student's progress towards candidacy! Taylor fielded many rigorous questions from his examining committee, and passed with flying colors. Congrats, Taylor! GPGG is proud of you and all your hard work.