Mariana Wolfner

Mariana Wolfner has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Election to the National Academy is a well-deserved recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.  Mariana’s research focuses on understanding reproductive processes that occur at the molecular/gene level, around the time when a sperm fertilizes an egg using Drosophila as the model.

 

Vandana Raghavan

Vandana Raghavan selected to 2019 Early Career Scientist Leadership Program of GSA

Vandana Raghavan (Alani lab) has been selected by the Genetics Society of America for their 2019 Early Career Scientist Leadership Program as a member of the Science Outreach and Communication subcommittee.  As part of this program, she has written a blog for the GSA Genes to Genomes blog.  Read her blog here.

Irma Fernandez

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 Weiss (Department of Biomedical Sciences) and Hening Lin (Chemistry & Chemical Biology). Read the full article here.

 

BMCB GGD SYMPOSIUM

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 and drink ticket, and present at the poster session register now —  space is limited!

Bhargav Sanketi with his winning poster

Bhargav Sanketi (Class of 2017) won article Stem Cell Technology writing contest & Gordon Conference best poster

Bhargav Sanketi (Class of 2017) won an article writing contest held by Stem Cell Technologies.  He used the winnings to attend the Gordon Proteoglycans Conference and won best poster prize for his “Dissection of the gene regulatory network behind conserved mid-gut tilting controlled by Pitx2 and HC-HA/Tsg6 pathways”.

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 a gene gun, here.

Yi Wen working in lab

Yi Wen wins Mann Award for HIV Research

Yi Wen, graduate student in the labs of Gerald Feigenson and Volker Vogt, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award for her research which is aimed at containing HIV.  Literally.  Read more about Yi Wen’s research and award here.

Aaron Joiner in lab

Aaron Joiner featured in Cornell Research: Grand Central Station of the Cell

Aaron Joiner (2014) — and his research! — were featured in an article in Cornell Research.   The article provides not only information about Aaron’s research but also some tips about graduate school!  Read the full article here.

BMCB supports students and applicants from Puerto Rico

The Field of BMCB joins the rest of the Cornell Community in offering support to students and applicants from Puerto Rico who continue the process of recovering from Hurricane Maria.  Faculty in the Field are participating in the Cornell University academic haven initiative for students from the University of Puerto Rico.   Additionally, recognizing the difficulty involved in taking the GRE test, the Field of BMCB is suspending this requirement for applicants from Puerto Rico.

Dr. Scott Emr

Scott Emr to Deliver 2017 Porter Lecture at the Annual ASCB/EMBO meeting in Philadelphia

Dr. Scott D. Emr has been chosen to give the 2017 Keith Porter Lecture at the ASCB/EMBO Meeting that will take place in December 2017 in Philadelphia.  He is the Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics as well as the Director of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology since it opened in 2007.  The full article on Dr. Emr and this important lecture is found on the ASCB site.