MBG Graduate Students Advance Diversity & Inclusion Through MBG Diversity Council

  Graduate students in the MBG graduate programs established the MBG Diversity Council. The mission of this group is to promote, enhance and expand the diversity of the MBG community. They initiate and support programing that promotes inclusivity in the Department. All students, postdocs, staff and faculty in MBG and associated Fields are welcome to […]

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BMCB @ the Virtual Graduate School Fair — October 27 11am-3pm

Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology will be participating in the Graduate School’s Virtual Fair!  This will give prospective students the opportunity to  talk to staff, current students and faculty! The Cornell University Graduate School is hosting a Virtual Graduate School Fair on Tuesday, October 27 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (eastern time).   More information and […]

Gwen Beacham

Gwen Beacham receives ASCB Porter Prize for Research Excellence

Gwen Beacham (Class of 2015) has been awarded the American Society for Cell Biology Porter Prize for Research Excellence.  The selection for this award is based on “individual contributions to the advancement of science and on the novelty and creativity of their findings”.   Gwen is in the lab of Gunther Hollopeter in the Department of […]

Marissa Baccas

Marissa Baccas awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

Marissa Baccas (Class of 2018) has been awarded a Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).  This program seeks to increase a more diverse community of scientific researchers and is awarded to people who will become leaders in science and will actively support that goal.  Marissa is mentored by Kelly Liu in the […]

Irma Fernandez

Irma Fernandez featured in Cornell Graduate School Spotlight

Irma Fernandez (Class of 2016) was featured in a Graduate School Student Spotlight.  This feature allows Irma to explain her research, why she chose Cornell and how she and her mentor, Robert Weiss, will be using her HHMI Gilliam Fellowship to increase the diversity of Cornell’s graduate student population.  See the full article here.

Jeff Jorgensen

Jeff Jorgensen’s research featured on Cornell Research site

Jeff Jorgensen (Class of 2013) was a featured researcher on the Cornell Research site. Jeff is a graduate student, soon to graduate with his PhD, in Scott Emr’s lab at the Weill Institute for Cell Biology.  His research focuses on how plasma membrane proteins, the ones that separate the interior of the cell from its […]

Aaron Joiner in the lab

Aaron Joiner awarded 2020 Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Exemplary Service Award

Aaron Joiner was awarded an Exemplary Service Award for his extensive work to increase inclusion, diversity and access in the Field, the Department and Cornell University and academia in general.  Read about his contributions and award here.

Robert Battaglia

Robert Battaglia awarded 2020 RNA Society Scaringe Graduate Student Award

Robert Battaglia has been awarded a prestigious 2020 RNA Society Scaringe Graduate Student Award.  Bob works in the lab of Ailong Ke.  See more about this award on the RNA Society website.  The award is to recognize outstanding accomplishments by young investigators and to encourage the best and the brightest to continue contributing to the […]

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.