Sara Garamszegi is awarded the first Student Service Award

October 5th, 2013

Sara Garamszegi received the first Student Service Award at the 2013 Bioinformatics Program Retreat. The award was presented by Prof. Tullius for Sara’s outstanding contribution and service to the Bioinformatics Program.

Sara entered the Program in the fall of 2009 as an IGERT Fellow, and in 2011 was awarded a three year fellowship by the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).  Since 2009, Sara has overhauled the popular Applications in Bioinformatics course, which introduces graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to bioinformatics theory. She has traveled to national recruiting conferences as a BU representative and she developed a fellowship writing workshop for first and second year students. Sara also mentored a high school student through the Education Cooperative (TEC) Unpaid Summer Internship Program and regularly participates in Graduate Women in Science and Engineer (GWISE) events.

Sara’s research focus is on the bioinformatics analysis of host-virus interactions. She has presented her work at the Chemical and Biological Defense Science and Technology Conference, the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, and recently received a travel scholarship from the Swiss Foundation for Excellence and Talent in Biomedical Research to present her work at the European Conference on Computational Biology.

Sara’s dedication to the Program and enthusiasm for bioinformatics make her the ideal candidate to receive the very first Student Service Award.

Congratulations Sara!