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Allison Thomas Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Allison Thomas in the Sagar lab on the successful defense of her dissertation entitled “Investigating the Role of Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV-1 Through Breastfeeding” on July 28, 2021. Well done, Allison!

2021 Corwin Award

We are happy to announce that Allison Thomas from the Sagar lab is the recipient of Microbiology’s 2021 Corwin Award. The Corwin Award was established in 1994 to recognize a Microbiology Graduate Student who displays the qualities of an outstanding departmental “citizen”, one whose exemplary scholarly and/or scientific achievement, values of collegiality and scientific integrity, and active participation in department and campus activities best epitomize the contributions of the former member of our department, Larry Corwin. Allison embodies all of these qualities and richly deserves this award!

Aditya Mithal Successfully Defends Dissertation

We would like to congratulate Aditya Mithal in the Mostoslavsky lab on the successful defense of his dissertation entitled “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Based Modeling of Gastrointestinal Disease using Human Intestinal Organoids” on April 30, 2021. Nice work, Aditya!

2021 Russek Award Winners for Microbiology

We are delighted to announce the Microbiology Graduate Students who have won 2021 Russek Student Achievement Awards. Congratulations to:

1st Prize:                             Allison Thomas (Sagar Lab)
2nd Prize:                            Michael Breen (Fearns Lab)
Honorable Mention:       Jeffrey Kuniholm (Henderson Lab)

Please note that the 27th Annual Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day will be held virtually on two days, May 6 and 7, 2021.

Victoria Volfson Sedletsky wins BU Women’s Guild Award

Victoria Volfson Sedletsky in the Dooms lab is the recipient of a 2021  Boston University Women’s Guild Award. Congratulations, Vicky. Nicely done!

Neelou Etesami Receives NIH F30 Award

Congratulations to Neelou Etesami in the Mizgerd lab who was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) F30 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for her work on protective lung memory B cell functions and dynamics during respiratory infection. Good job, Neelou!

Christine Odom Receives NIH F31 Award

Congratulations to Christine Odom in the Quinton lab who was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship Award from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for her work on Liver-Dependent Lung Remodeling and Pneumonia Susceptibility During Endotoxemia. Nice work, Christine!

Jaileene Hernandez Escalante Successfully Defends Dissertation

We would like to congratulate Jaileene Hernandez Escalante in the Dooms lab on the successful defense of her dissertation entitled “Linoleic Acid-Mediated Regulation of T Cell Cytokine-Subset Composition in Type 1 Diabetes” on March 30, 2021. Nice job, Jaileene!

 

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