Entries by Casey Moore

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 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 […]

Eldora Ellison, BMCB alum, is featured in Grad School Alumni Spotlight

Eldora Ellison was a graduate student in the lab of Volker Vogt and graduated from the BMCB PhD program in 1994.  Her thesis was entitled “Characterization of the intron-encoded endonuclease I-PpoI from Physarum polycephalum.”  She is currently Director and Executive Committee Member at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC, a law firm that specializes in […]

Irma Fernandez featured in Cornell Research: Sirtuins and Their Link to Cancer

Irma Fernandez (2016) is featured on the Cornell Research page.  The article not only highlights Irma’s research on sirtuins (specifically SIRT5) and their relationship to cancer, but also the wide variety of techniques that she uses in her research.  Irma’s research is collaborative and interdisciplinary as is her thesis committee; she is mentored by Robert […]

4th Biennial BMCB-GGD Symposium

The BMCB-GGD Symposium is completely graduate student driven and organized.  It includes talks, discussion sessions, and a happy hour poster session. Talks will take place in G10 of the Biotechnology Building and the Poster Session will take place at the Big Red Barn.  To reserve your spot in the discussion sessions, get a free lunch […]

Kevin Hines uses tobacco as a model for solving potential food crises

Kevin, a BMCB graduate student in the lab of Maureen Hanson, is focused on increasing the efficiency of tobacco plants ability to turn atmospheric carbon dioxide into energy and biomass through photosynthesis with the goal of transferring this process to large-scale food crops.   You can access the full article about Kevin’s research, including use of […]