Lina Bagepalli

Lina Bagepalli (Class of 2014) is featured on the Grad School Student Spotlight

Lina is a member of John Lis’s lab and studies the mechanisms by which Heat Shock Factor 1 (HSF1), a master regulator of heat shock response, activates many genes that enable cell survival during stress.  Read the full article here.

Irma Fernandez

Irma Fernandez awarded 2019 Gilliam Fellowship from HHMI

Irma Fernandez (Class of 2016) has been awarded a Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This program is aimed at people who will become leaders in science with the goal of creating a more diverse community of scientific researchers.  Irma is co-mentored by Robert Weiss and Hening Lin. Read more about the award.

Julius Judd

Julius Judd awarded Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

Julius Judd (Class of 2017) was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will provide funding for three years of his program.  His project was entitled “Interrogating enhancer function and cooperation by systematic perturbation of transposable elements”.  […]

Jackie Copeland

Jackie Copeland receives Honorable Mention from NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program

Jackie Copeland (Class of 2018) received honorable mention for her NSF grant proposal entitled “Determining the underlying mechanisms behind 3’ UTR length dependent mRNA decay”.  Jackie wrote the proposal under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew Grimson.  She is currently a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Marocs Simoes-Costa in the Department of Molecular Biology […]

Philip Versluis

Philip Versluis awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Philip Versluis (Class of 2018) won a Graduate Research Fellowship Award from the National Science Foundation.  His proposal was entitled “Elucidating the Mechanisms of RNA Polymerase II Proximal Promoter Pause Release”.  Philip is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. John Lis, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics.

Megan Rothstein

Megan Rothstein wins an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award

The National Institute of Health has awarded Megan Rothstein (Class of 2016) a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31).  Megan is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Marcos Simoes-Costa in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics.

Winners of Poster prizes at Cornell Stem Cell Symposium 2019

Jackie Copeland and Paula Petrella win poster awards at Cornell Stem Cell Symposium

Two BMCB students won awards for their posters presented at the 2019 Cornell Stem Cell Symposium.  Jackie Copeland (Class of 2018) won first prize for her poster entitled “Genome-Wide Identification of MIRNAs Regulating Neural Crest Stem Cell Identity.”  Jackie works with Dr. Marcos Simoes-Costa in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics.  Paula Petrella (Class […]

Ryan Feathers

Ryan Feathers receives Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Ryan Feathers (Class of 2017) has been awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship. Ryan is a graduate student in the lab of Chris Fromme.

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MBG Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Graduates from the Fields of BMCB, Biophysics and GGD participated in the first annual MBG Graduate Recognition Ceremony.  Hosted by Chris Fromme, DGS of BMCB and Faculty Advisor of the MBG Diversity Council, this event allowed members of the Department and Fields to recognize and congratulate the participants and their families.  For a look at […]

Jennie Sims

Jennie Sims is the recipient of the Mann Award

Jennie Sims (Class of 2014) is the 2019 recipient of the Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award.  Jennie, who is in the lab of Marcus Smolka, studies the why, how and when of cellular repair of broken DNA.  Her research has important implications for fighting cancer.  “Understanding how cancer cells repair DNA breaks […]