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