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Irma Fernandez

Irma Fernandez receives 2021 Advanced Career Exemplary Service award

Irma FernandezIrma Fernandez (Class of 2016) was awarded an Advanced Career Exemplary Service award for her many contributions to creating a more diverse, inclusive and accessible environment, not only within the Field of BMCB and the Department of MBG, but in graduate education across the Cornell campus. Read about Irma’s award and her many achievements here.

Irma Fernandez to be inducted into Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Irma Fernandez (Class of 2016) is one of five Cornell graduate students selected for induction into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.  This nomination recognizes her outstanding scholarly achievement and work in promoting diversity and excellence in doctoral education.  Read the Cornell Chronicle story here.

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 join; for more information, go to their website.

Marissa Baccas

Marissa Baccas awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship

Marissa BaccasMarissa 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 Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics.  Learn more about this award.

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.

Irma Fernandez

Irma Fernandez awarded 2019 Gilliam Fellowship from HHMI

Irma FernandezIrma 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.