Entries by Casey Moore

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 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 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 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.

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 […]

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 […]