Irma Fernandez

Irma Fernandez receives 2021 Advanced Career Exemplary Service award

Irma Fernandez (Class of 2016) was awarded an Advanced Career Exemplary Service award for her many contributions to creating a more diverse, inclusive and accessible environment, not only within the Field of BMCB and the Department of MBG, but in graduate education across the Cornell campus. Read about Irma’s award and her many achievements here.

Julius Judd

Julius Judd receives 2021 Mann Award

Julius Judd (Class of 2017) was awarded the 2021 Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Julius is co-mentored by John Lis and Cedric Feschotte, who nominated him for this award. Julius was featured in an article in the Cornell Chronicle and in the Graduate School Student Spotlights.

Ravi Patel

Ravi Patel receives Wellnitz Award for paper in Nucleic Acids Research

Ravi Patel, a graduate student in the Grimson lab (and recent graduate) received the Wellnitz Award for their paper in Nucleic Acids Research. They have developed an experimental approach, Combined Analysis of RNA-seq and PRO-seq (CARP), to disentangle microRNA-mediated gene regulatory networks. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate key biological processes by modulating the expression of direct targets: […]

BMCB Graduate Students Awarded Calvo Teaching Award

BMCB graduate students received the 2021 Calvo Teaching awards. Sarah Allen received the award for TA-ing BIOMG 6870: Tricks of the Trade: How to Use Genetics to Dissect Cells, Molecules & Developmental Pathways.  “I am very grateful to the professors with whom I worked, Dr. Wolfner and Dr. Goldberg, as well as the students who […]

Jordana Bloom

Jordana Bloom Awarded the LPS First Author Outstanding Paper of the Year Award

Jordana Bloom’s first author research paper as a graduate student in Dr. John Schimenti’s lab entitled “Sexually Dimorphic DNA Damage Responses and Mutation Avoidance in the Mouse Germline” was recognized as this year’s 2020 LPS First Author Outstanding Paper of the Year by a graduate student in the field of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology […]

Ethan Sanford in lab

Ethan Sanford received CVG Distinguished Scholar Award

Ethan Sanford, a 5th-year Ph.D. student in Marcus Smolka’s laboratory, received a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Cornell Center from Vertebrate Genomics (CVG) for his proposal, “Phosphoproteomics of Recombinational DNA Repair in Yeast and Mammalian Cells.” This competitive award includes a research budget that will aid Ethan’s thesis research on genome stability and DNA damage […]

MBG Graduate Students Receive Outstanding TA Awards

Our students move science forward not only through their own research in their labs but also by helping increase knowledge about science and scientific research in Cornell classrooms! Sara Downs (BMCB Class of 2018) received an Outstanding Teaching Award for her work in BIOMG1350: Cell & Developmental Biology. Dashiell Massey (GGD Class of 2016) received […]

Life Sciences Diversity Recruitment Weekend: June 11-12

Graduate students from Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology (BMCB), Genetics, Genomics and Development (GGD), Biophysics, and the department of Microbiology and Biomedical and Biological Sciences (BBS) are organizing Life Sciences Diversity Recruitment Weekend – a virtual information session geared towards helping historically underrepresented minority students navigate the graduate school application process. This event will take […]

Irma Fernandez to be inducted into Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Irma Fernandez (Class of 2016) is one of five Cornell graduate students selected for induction into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.  This nomination recognizes her outstanding scholarly achievement and work in promoting diversity and excellence in doctoral education.  Read the Cornell Chronicle story here.

Bhargav Sanketi wins 3 Minute Thesis Competition

“To be or Knot to be” was the theme of Bhargav’s 3 Minute Thesis presentation which explored the blueprint behind building a small intestine. Bhargav (Class of 2017) is a member of Natasza Kurpios’ lab. Read the Graduate School story here. The article in the Cornell Chronicle can be found here.